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This section provides a list of resources and information. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

Lewisham has a number of teaching schools alliances. Find out more about teaching schools and what the alliances in Lewisham do on this page.

Kevin Sheehan, Head of Strategy London Borough of Lewisham, made a presentation titled Lewisham Today which provides demographic information on matters such as employment rates, education and health in Lewisham and London.

Lewisham's Arts and Resilience Community of Practice compiled a Toolkit for those who are interested in how arts practice can build resilience in young people. Image created by Tea Dance for Little People/Creative Homes

Some interesting links for information and resources on Literacy

Useful websites, blogs and twitter accounts for people wanting to share information, find out what is going on locally and learn what different groups, organisations and people are doing within Lewisham.

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation), and is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

The report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

Organisations who are researching the impacts for arts, education and culture, with interesting information, resources, reports and articles.

A brief run through of trusts, unincorporated associations, company limited by guarantee and charitable incorporated organisations.

PAL is a collective voice for people that design, produce and facilitate participatory arts in London. Reflecting on our practice; pursuing peer-to-peer learning. 

LEAN is proud to be a member of PAL. 

From lesson and resource ideas to behaviour management techniques, this Guardian article explores how Pinterest offers a wide range of support and inspiration for teachers with young students.

Youth Music has created a practical guide for all those planning or running a music-making project for children and young people. This guide will help you through your entire project, from the initial proposal right through to sharing your findings.

Individuals and small organisations may have little experience of developing a business plan, feel daunted at the prospect and be unsure of what information is required or how to present it. Funding organizations will want to know who you are, what you want to do, how you want to do it, where the money/resources will be coming from and finally, when and how the money will be spent.

Goldsmiths Careers Service have launched their new portal for advertising volunteering opportunities to Goldsmiths students.

LEAN can offer extensive help with monitoring and evaluation; there is also additional help on offer in the borough from the Community Services Directorate and Voluntary Action Lewisham who run occassional courses - check our Professional Development section for any current courses.

This document provides guidance on appropriate ways of documenting the impacts of arts for health and well being, whether through small scale project evaluations or large scale research studies. It suggests a standard framework for reporting of project activities that will strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools to offer targeted support

Since 2012, Arts Council England have been working with a range of arts and cultural organisations, devising and testing a set of principles to underpin high quality work by, with and for children and young people. 

An ongoing list compiled by LEAN research into early years and the arts

Useful documents for anyone working with, or thinking of working with schools in the UK.

The Arts Council has published a new self-evaluation tool to help arts organisations evaluate their performance and plan for the future

Lewisham’s Sustainable Community Strategy

Demonstrating how the current focus on the EBacc - alongside plans for apprenticeships - are limiting the life chances of the next generation

Make a case for your creative project by using this new research complied by the Cultural Learning Alliance.

Following the launch of the much talked about Charity Digital Skills Report, which revealed that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital, Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications have launched the Charity Digital Toolkit.