The GLA published its Education Programme Delivery Plan in February 2013, following the publication of the Mayor’s Education Inquiry Final Report – ‘Going for Gold’ – and the Mayor’s Response in autumn 2012.
The Delivery Plan, including an annex with more details, outlines current progress and future actions to take forward the 12 Inquiry Panel recommendations. The Plan can be downloaded and read below.
Its main focus is on the substantial progress of the Mayor to deliver theme one – ‘Promoting teaching excellence in all London schools’. This includes the establishment of a London Schools Excellence Fund to stimulate new partnerships and help schools to make substantial progress to raise standards in literacy, numeracy, STEM (separate sciences, technology, engineering and maths) and modern and ancient foreign languages.
In March we published further details on the London Schools Excellence Fund, including a timetable of bidding rounds and criteria.
The GLA is commissioning a small number of early initiative pilots, on a knowledge-led curriculum and residential study opportunities for teachers. Organisations that are interested in delivering the above pilots should contact the firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a copy of the Request for Proposals.
The GLA education programme also contains plans to:
- develop a London Schools Gold Club scheme.
- deliver the first phase of the London Curriculum offer to teachers and schools.
- scope out the expansion of free schools in the capital, through addressing the school places shortage and giving London families a greater choice of high-quality schools.
- explore actions on better 'Preparing young Londoners for life and work in a global city’.
If you do not already receive the Mayor’s quarterly e-bulletin, which will keep you updated on education and related children and young people’s areas, you can subscribe to: email@example.com
You can contact the GLA education programme delivery team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.