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.

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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