Planning for the Future - the historical account
The Local Authority works together with all maintained schools and academies in Southwark. We share a common purpose to sustain and further improve the high standards of education provided across the borough and to best prepare schools for what is, at present, an uncertain future.
Over the past 6 months the Local Authority has been engaging with a range of schools in shaping the future of education in Southwark. In May 2016, headteachers met to agree guiding principles to inform underpin this shared commitment and guide the ways forward.
In October, a further meeting of headteachers agreed that a representative working group should lead on future developments.
If you wish to join the working group please submit an expression of interest, By Friday 18th November, 2016 via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/ivfgL7Z1aqd7UEyT2
Proposed terms of reference (pdf, 108kb) are attached for your consideration. These terms of reference include the representation for the working group agreed at this meeting. Where there is more than one nomination a ballot will be held.
The working group once established will be leading on this area of work. Activities to date and future updates will be available on the Southwark Schools website http://www.schools.southwark.gov.uk/
19th October 2016
The follow up event in the Planning for the Future programme was held at Millwall on the 19th October. Head teachers were asked to express their interest in attending the event and contribute to the discussion on the future direction of schools in Southwark
The aims of the event were to agree
the proposed collaborative school model
the formation of clusters and
the agreement of a fair and transparent method of recruiting representation to the joint strategic committee
- Welcome and introductions
- Proposal for collaborative model
- Proposal for Governance working model
- Proposal for school clusters working model
- Summary of key outcomes and next step
The following resources are available from the briefing
Letter from Terry Segarty (0-19 Standards team) (pdf, 47kb)
Planning for the future agenda (pdf, 241kb)
Draft Guiding Principles (pdf, 85kb)
Camden Model- Creating a schools company
On 18th October advisers from the LA attended a seminar in Camden entitled ‘Creating a Schools Company for Local Improvement’
The following information was gathered on the day
Why a schools company (pdf, 2.6mb)
Camden Learning prospectus (pdf, 13.9mb)
Camden Learning Hubs (pdf, 3.4mb)
18th May 2016
The event, held at Millwall was hosted by 0-19 Standards Team and Southwark Headteachers Executive. The aim of the event was to provide school leaders with an opportunity to discuss thier ideas for the future in light of the publication of the governments white paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere
School leaders, including Chairs of Governors from all schools within the borough were invitied to contribute to the discussions.
- Introduction and welcome- David Quirke-Thornton
- Educational Excellence Everywhere- The White Paper- Nina Dohel
- Upate and future of Heads Exec- Members of Heads Exec
- A Way Forward- Model of working from Camden LA
- Preparing for the Future- Standards website- Cara Cahill and Georgia Pritchard
- Developing a model sustainable over time (pptm, 81kb)
- Working in groups, feedback, discusison and next steps
- Closing remarks
Questions for discussion
- What works well in the LA framework model operating at present, what should cease and what will benefit from further development- please explain why
- What will the future educational landscape look like in Southwark- what should the LA deliver post 2022 beyond the statutory requirement to meet schools needs?
- What needs to be out in place to enable schools to deliver 'outstanding' education
- What key issues need to be included in the guiding principles to underpin the development of a new operating model