The Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC) is a group of 13 schools and Children’s Centres in Brixton, south London, working together to support pupils, staff, families and the local community through partnership working.
In the Brixton Learning Collaborative, we help each other to be outstanding
We do this through:
- Maintaining our creative approach
- Promoting pupil voice
- Demonstrating transformational impact
- All schools becoming beacons of excellence
- Demonstrating a sense of collective responsibility
- Supporting schools to ensure Teaching and Learning remains consistently outstanding over time.
- Engaging families with support from schools within the Collaborative
- Sharing our resources in a reciprocal way.
Thank to Evelyn Grace Academy for hosting another great Spelling Bee competition last week. The standards were extremely high and the competition was fierce but the cup this year has gone to Christ Church Primary, SW9 – congratulations!
Our Early Years Forum met last week and put together a list of book titles they really enjoyed with their classes this year. Here they are:
Sharing a Shell,
The Crocodile who didn’t like Water,
Not again Red Riding Hood.
The Snail and the Whale
What the Ladybird Heard.
Lots of free things for families to enjoy in London this weekend.
Low Cost no cost flyer no 165 July 2016.docx
Last Friday Headteachers from all 13 schools in our cluster got together for a very productive and constructive strategic planning day, looking at 2016-17. The lively, positive discussion and planning was facilitated by Sonia Gill from Heads Up. Headteachers worked together to create visions for BLC under 4 agreed headings: ‘What are the future risks individually and collectively for our schools’, ‘What do we want the cluster to look like in a year’s time’, ‘What are the benefits of being in the cluster’ and ‘What it would it be like if we were more cutting edge and creative’. The BLC wants more staff in its settings to benefit from working with others across our schools – exciting times ahead!
Yesterday representatives from 8 of our primary and secondary schools (over 60 children and young people) met together to discuss what they would like to see to improve their school and community lives. This event was held in partnership with Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) and facilitated by poet and coach Adisa. Young Lambeth Co-op want ideas and opinions from as many children and young people as possible to help shape their offer for children and young people for out of school activities. The school councils worked in mixed groups to collage headlines and news photos of what they cared about and started to formulate SMART ideas for short term goals. The participants had strong ideas on wanting peaceful school and out of school settings and activities that could support and grow their talents. In the next few weeks school councils will collate opinions through voting, on what pupils want YLC to prioritise for funding and future fundraising. Many thanks at everyone who came, to Adisa for facilitating, YLC, Stockwell Primary for hosting and all the pupils and staff.
collage on what we care about
blc school councils discuss
Following a packed programme of events, organised within our cluster this year, the Able and Talented Co-ordinators from our primary schools met yesterday to start planning activities for our most able students next year. More visits to the Houses of Parliament with workshops and presentations back in school, visits to professional newsrooms to inspire young writers, partnering with our secondary schools on Science and DT masterclasses, Art using specialist teachers and exploring different media, Dance, Sports, Music and a Maths competition for KS1 are just some of the events we aim to plan and deliver together as a cluster next year. We also hope to set up a blog for pupils to be able to record their own experiences of the activities as the year progresses. Many thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment from the staff in this group.
A chance to see some of our talented young dancers in the BLC – the video was made after 1 hour’s workshop on completely new material – great achievement!http://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/Play.aspx?id=vzmVmXKx0fDnv5