London Schools Excellence Fund

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your own words, the London Schools Excellence Fund is spending £24 million on high performing schools. What are you doing to help schools which are not performing as well?


Answer for London Schools Excellence Fund

Answer for London Schools Excellence Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Schools Excellence Fund will benefit schools in a wide range of circumstances, including those who are not performing as highly as we would hope. It is important that schools that are leading projects have strong capacity and leadership to deliver the project, but many other schools will benefit from their delivery.

Each funded project will work with a number of other schools to help improve teaching standards and academic results, including schools with lower attainment levels. Further help includes my Gold Club programme, which provides opportunities for schools which are not performing as well to learn from schools which are succeeding in achieving exceptional results in a range of circumstances.  In addition, the London Curriculum will be available to all London secondary schools from September 2014 to support excellent teaching practice.  My annual Education Conference this month will also focus on sharing good practice across London schools.