Institute of Education

University of London
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

The IOE aims to build a more socially just education system for children and young people in London, to open up lifelong learning opportunities for adults and to support economic, civic and cultural development across the capital

School Partnerships

Developing coherent and sustainable approaches to focused aspects of the IOE's partnerships with schools in London is a significant way in which the IOE will meet its Professional Engagement strategic priority.

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IOE in London

Founded in 1902 as the London Day Training College, the Institute of Education's (IOE) original purpose was to train teachers for service in London's elementary schools. Over 100 years later London remains at the heart of the IOE's mission.

The Institute is now the largest school of education in the UK and one of the biggest UK centres of social science.  It undertakes world-class research and consultancy in both areas alongside the initial training and on-going professional development of teachers and lecturers for all phases of compulsory, further, adult and higher education.

London-related Centres

This expertise is offered in partnership to London, its educators, social partners and its citizens, as we work together to improve education in the Capital.

Through the work of its 7 dedicated London-related Centres, the IOE aims to build a more socially just education system for children and young people in London, to open up lifelong learning opportunities for adults and to support economic, civic and cultural development in this dynamic global city.

  • Learning for London@IOE (LfL@IOE) 
    London is a hugely vibrant and successful global city with its own unique opportunities and challenges in relation to education, lifelong learning and well-being.  LfL@IOE is a multi-disciplinary research centre, which provides a focus for all London-related research, consultancy and knowledge transfer activities.  Established in April 2013, LfL@IOE aims to take a lead in making sense of existing research on education and health-related matters in and about London.  It also seeks opportunities and partnerships that lead to evidence-informed innovation to enhance education and well-being policy and practice in the Capital. 
  • Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation and London Region Post-14 Network
    This Centre aims to support the creation of an inclusive and high-performing post-14 education and training system in England based on independent research and dialogue between practitioner, policy and researcher communities.  It hosts the 'Post-14 London Region Network' which has been operating for over 30 years to bring together policy makers, the research community and practitioners working in the area of 14-19 education and lifelong learning.
  • London Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training  (LONCETT)
    LONCETT is one of eleven Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training, funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, as part of the national strategy to identify, develop and share good practice and provide models for improving the quality of teacher training and support teacher training providers in the lifelong learning sector.
  • London Centre for Leadership and Learning (LCLL)
    LCLL works to support educational and public sector leadership that improves and supports the life chances of individuals and communities in London, nationally and internationally.
  • London Knowledge Lab (LKL)
    LKL is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between the Institute of Education and Birkbeck College that brings together computer and social scientists from a broad range of fields, enabling the building of systems that afford new ways to learn.
  • STEM Education Centre London
    STEM Education Centre London provides high-quality professional development for science teachers and those supporting science education in schools and colleges in London. It offers a wide variety of courses for all Key Stages as well as outreach programmes and other events.
  • SENJIT
    SENJIT has more than 20 years' experience in providing not-for-profit special education needs and disability courses for teachers and SEND staff in London, allied to strategic SEN consultancy, research and development services in partnership with a range of national and international agencies.

 

School Partnerships

Developing coherent and sustainable approaches to focused aspects of the IOE's partnerships with schools in London is a significant way in which the IOE will meet its Professional Engagement strategic priority. This work is led by an Assistant Director who has been reviewing our approach to how we partner with schools. This can be categorised in 3 ways:
 
a) an individual school engaging in small, regular ways such as the standard ITE placement for 1 student teacher a year, attendance of 2 teachers at a Science Learning Centre course, or a participant on a leadership programme;

b) individual or groups of schools with more sustained engagement within a specialist area of the IOE, eg a collaborative masters programme, a cluster of ITE placements across a group of schools, a governance school for the IOE license for the National College's Leadership Curriculum programme;

c) individual or groups of schools with a deep, sustained engagement across the breadth of IOE activity including research and development and with whom we share a vision of reciprocal, mutual partnership over a period of time. This could be either a governance or a partnership arrangement or both.

For more information please visit www.ioe.ac.uk/schoolpartnerships