Our Vision

Camden is a place where everyone has a chance to thrive and where nobody gets left behind.

Camden Learning is a force for excellence and impact, driving the establishment of a school-led system where members share responsibility for ensuring all our children thrive, enjoy learning and achieve well, so they leave school as confident, successful learners and good citizens.

Camden has been working on the Building Back Stronger Education Strategy  which is now open for consultation. We are keen to hear ideas and feedback from all those with an interest in education in Camden.

Our goals: what we will achieve

  • High standards
  • Exceptional schools
  • No child left behind
  • Joint endeavour
  • A centre of innovation and excellence
  • Active, global citizens

Our priorities for 2021: what we will do

1

Building Camden Learning as a force for improvement
  • Develop and implement the Education Strategy
  • Produce a new Strategic Plan 2021-2024
  • Implement the new organisational structure
  • Produce a 3 year business plan
  • Refresh the offer to schools 2021-2023
  • Recruit additional directors to build the skills base and capacity of the Board
  • Establish a review and evaluation framework for Camden Learning
  • Support the development of local education partnerships across London and at national levels
  • Raise the profile of Camden Learning with teachers and governors in Camden and with other partners and key stakeholders so they see its potential

2

Developing sustainable improvement in quality and equity
  • Support schools –individually and collectively-through the pandemic with time, practical support and guidance
  • Improve transition between KS2 & KS3
  • Improve performance at Maths at KS4
  • Improve attendance
  • Reduce the number of exclusions from Camden schools
  • Produce a Post -16 strategy and plan to improve breadth, quality and take-up and begin implementation.
  • Set up an initiative to encourage greater use of technology for learning and for engagement of parents
  • Ensure our most disadvantaged and vulnerable children have digital access
  • Promote and support improvements in the health and wellbeing of CYP, encouraging healthy habits
  • Devise a programme to support schools in tackling the issues around racism raised by BLM and in developing their curriculum so it supports a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable society
  • Lead, or participate in, a range of initiatives designed to overcome the many barriers to learning that continue to damage the lives of young people

3

Supporting teachers and leaders so they thrive in Camden
  • Provide data, analysis and review services to support rigorous school self-evaluation and planning
  • Provide bespoke support for schools with additional needs
  • Ensure the arrangements to embed the new early careers framework work effectively
  • Support the new set of learning hubs to keep on task and to be effective
  • Ensure vibrant subject networks are well supported to operate effectively in the primary sector
  • Refresh the website so it is a stronger aid to improvement and good practice
  • Review the approach to professional learning and development in Camden
  • Create more capacity and opportunities to use excellent practitioners from Camden schools to create and develop better practice
  • Devise a recruitment and retention strategy to: i) recruit and retain leaders and teachers and ii) to accelerate progress towards a workforce more reflective of the community

4

Enriching learning in Camden
  • Embed STEAM opportunities and partnerships within the curriculum, careers education and extra-curricular opportunities
  • Use the opportunity of integrating Music within Camden Learning so more children learn an instrument and participate in cross school activities
  • Seek to establish the Camden Learning Centre (CLC) as a force for support and inspiration across schools in Camden and as a going-concern
  • Refresh our approach to working with governors so more are engaged across schools to support the new set of Camden Learning Hubs
  • Produce an evaluation of CL’s work and progress on safeguarding
  • Create opportunities for conversations about current issues and future thinking to encourage reflection and stimulate action
  • Develop and implement the Education Strategy
  • Produce a new Strategic Plan 2021-2024
  • Implement the new organisational structure
  • Produce a 3 year business plan
  • Refresh the offer to schools 2021-2023
  • Recruit additional directors to build the skills base and capacity of the Board
  • Establish a review and evaluation framework for Camden Learning
  • Support the development of local education partnerships across London and at national levels
  • Raise the profile of Camden Learning with teachers and governors in Camden and with other partners and key stakeholders so they see its potential
  • Support schools –individually and collectively-through the pandemic with time, practical support and guidance
  • Improve transition between KS2 & KS3
  • Improve performance at Maths at KS4
  • Improve attendance
  • Reduce the number of exclusions from Camden schools
  • Produce a Post -16 strategy and plan to improve breadth, quality and take-up and begin implementation.
  • Set up an initiative to encourage greater use of technology for learning and for engagement of parents
  • Ensure our most disadvantaged and vulnerable children have digital access
  • Promote and support improvements in the health and wellbeing of CYP, encouraging healthy habits
  • Devise a programme to support schools in tackling the issues around racism raised by BLM and in developing their curriculum so it supports a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable society
  • Lead, or participate in, a range of initiatives designed to overcome the many barriers to learning that continue to damage the lives of young people
  • Provide data, analysis and review services to support rigorous school self-evaluation and planning
  • Provide bespoke support for schools with additional needs
  • Ensure the arrangements to embed the new early careers framework work effectively
  • Support the new set of learning hubs to keep on task and to be effective
  • Ensure vibrant subject networks are well supported to operate effectively in the primary sector
  • Refresh the website so it is a stronger aid to improvement and good practice
  • Review the approach to professional learning and development in Camden
  • Create more capacity and opportunities to use excellent practitioners from Camden schools to create and develop better practice
  • Devise a recruitment and retention strategy to: i) recruit and retain leaders and teachers and ii) to accelerate progress towards a workforce more reflective of the community
  • Embed STEAM opportunities and partnerships within the curriculum, careers education and extra-curricular opportunities
  • Use the opportunity of integrating Music within Camden Learning so more children learn an instrument and participate in cross school activities
  • Seek to establish the Camden Learning Centre (CLC) as a force for support and inspiration across schools in Camden and as a going-concern
  • Refresh our approach to working with governors so more are engaged across schools to support the new set of Camden Learning Hubs
  • Produce an evaluation of CL’s work and progress on safeguarding
  • Create opportunities for conversations about current issues and future thinking to encourage reflection and stimulate action

Our approach: how we will do it

  • Enable practitioners to lead, drive and inspire
  • Use collaboration and networks to improve and  share practice
  • Keep a forensic focus on teaching and learning
  • Share intelligence and act on evidence
  • Joint enterprise between Camden schools and the Council
  • Access the best from beyond Camden
  • Create a culture of collective and civic responsibility
  • Energise schools and the community and build pride in the Camden partnership
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