Blog

A collection of blog posts demonstrating the breadth and depth of work focused on securing Academic Excellence and Holistic Development across the Lionheart Trust.
EMPOWERING FUTURES: NURTURING DIGITAL LITERACY THROUGH AN ENGAGING COMPUTING EDUCATION

Director of Computing Victoria Foster on the growing importance of digital literacy and the steps Lionheart have taken to promote effective teaching practice.

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IWD 2023: The importance of a diverse and representative curriculum

Director of Curriculum, Alex Petrie reflects on how Lionheart are developing a diverse curriculum that is representative of its learners, and the focus on women’s rights and challenging misogyny in our wider Global Issues Curriculum for IWD.

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IWD 2023: Lionheart's journey to becoming an equitable organisation

Lionheart's CEO, Kath Kelly, reflects on the steps the Trust has taken, and the lessons we’ve learned in our quest to create a truly equitable organisation where every voice is heard and everybody can make a difference.

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Lionheart's Global Issues Curriculum Series: #ItMattersToUs

Director of Curriculum, Alex Petrie, on why our curriculum must be broader and deeper than ever, to help students understand how to make a difference and to give them a voice to make positive change for the future.

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Pro-activity: a post-pandemic consideration of teaching Physical Education

Rebecca Ardley, Curriculum Lead for PE at the Lionheart Educational Trust, discusses how the ongoing pandemic might change the subject forever.

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TEACHING ENGLISH: THE POWER OF ANNOTATION AND TARGETED RETRIEVAL

Bina Varia, Head of English at Humphrey Perkins, articulates the value of these two practices and finding the balance between essential knowledge and cognitive overload.

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TEACHING ENGLISH: THE USE OF EDUCAKE FOR LOW STAKES TESTING

Oliver Rowe, Head of English at The Cedars Academy, discusses how Educake aids secondary school English lessons.

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Classics for All: “Old” subjects and their new place in school learning

Classics Hub Ambassador Lidia Kuhivchak discusses what it takes to successfully embed Classics and Latin into an ever-evolving curriculum.

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The DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION'S Trust to Trust Development Programme

Lionheart's CEO, Kath Kelly, shares her early reflections on the Trust's role as a mentor.

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The Lionheart Educational Trust: A forward-thinking community with a shared pledge of the 5 Ps.

Highcliffe Primary Headteacher, Hannah Drury, looks at the common values shared across the Lionheart family of schools.

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When you’re part of something bigger, where the common aim is equity for all, then you can survive and succeed, whatever happens

Here, Jason Smith, Principal of Judgemeadow College in Leicester, reflects on the advantages of being part of a multi-academy trust.

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Why being part of the Lionheart Educational Trust has helped its schools through the pandemic

A reflection by Della Bartram, Associate Principal at Humphrey Perkins School.

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New Schools and New Norms: Preparing Year 6 Students for Transition into Year 7 During Covid-19

Lionheart Trust Executive Principal, Laura Sanchez, explores a new approach to Year 6 to 7 transition: taking to the 'digital sphere' to ensure transition is effective, supportive and welcoming.

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Governing in a Time of Crisis: Covid-19 and the Challenge of Effective Governance

Our Chair of Governors, Chris Swan, explores governance evolution during a period of school closure, with a particular focus on the practices adopted by the Lionheart Academies Trust.

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Leadership for Career Changers

Trust Vice Principal Roma Dhameja shares her reflections on how skills from industry transfer into educational leadership. An inspiring blog shared by #WomenEd providing career changers with insight and motivation.

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