The London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) was set up to improve the quality of teaching in the capital. Between September 2013 and December 2015, City Hall and Department for Education funded over 100 projects that reached every London borough and benefited over 13,000 teachers. Resources were shared further through the LSEF Resource Hub.
Following on from this success, City Hall established a legacy fund to support 17 Subject Knowledge Hubs, running between January 2016 and August 2017. Through this fund, many of the hubs and networks central to the LSEF projects have been able to sustain and embed the good practice they had developed. Teachers from a range of schools have been given the opportunity to work together with subject and business experts. The fund has helped make excellent teaching in London schools more sustainable, with a strong focus on the continual improvement of teachers’ subject knowledge and pedagogy.