H&F schools inspire teachers across the capital

Three trailblazing H&F schools aren’t just teaching their own pupils – teachers across London are learning from them too.

Melcombe Primary School, Sir John Lillie Primary School and Fulham Cross Girls’ School have been named as among the best in London for their impressive teaching styles.

They were celebrated under the Schools for Success programme. Only six per cent of schools in the capital are chosen by the Mayor of London’s scheme. It highlights examples of good work in a bid to inspire others.

“I’m delighted to see these schools honoured,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“They are fantastic examples of the achievements quietly taking place in H&F every single day.”

Lessons learned

Melcombe Primary School in Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, was praised for an innovative teaching style using ‘brain-based’ learning techniques which helps make lessons more relevant to everyday life.

Headteacher Wayne Leeming said the school was ‘proud to be recognised for its innovative and successful approach’.

Sir John Lillie Primary School in Lillie Road, Fulham, made the grade because of its data analysis enabling teachers to monitor pupils’ progress more effectively and staff to learn from each other better.

“Closely monitoring the pupil progress through data and targeted interventions has seen the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils close significantly,” said Headteacher Sue Hayward.

Fulham Cross Girls’ School in Munster Road, Fulham, was praised for tailoring its curriculum to pupils to ensure all children were challenged to the best of their abilities. It has seen the school ranked 35th out of more than 4,000 secondary schools in the country for student progress.

“We are proud to be recognised through this programme as we have an unstinting belief that all our girls have both the right, and the potential, to be successful,” said Head of School Denise Fox.

Learning from the best

The Schools for Success programme is run by the Mayor of London. You can find out more online.

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