Working with primary and secondary schools in Blackpool, Blackburn, Darwen, Cumrbia & Lancashire

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Welcome to BBCL

BBCL is a collaborative initiative between the Teaching Schools, Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts, Academies and Diocese across Blackpool, Blackburn and Darwen, Cumbria and Lancashire.

Our aim is to:
Improve the life choices of children and young people in the region through the engagement of system leaders in school improvement collaboration from across the education-led system
The aims of BBCL are driven by the North West School Improvement Board priorities,


In addition BBCL has identified the following priorities,

In order to implement highly effective strategies within determined timeframes that allow immediate impact, BBCL has set a quality assurance process through the BBCL School Improvement Board (SIB). The SIB determines the work of the BBCL Implementation Group which is made up in turn of system leaders drawn from Teaching Schools and Academies who work alongside Local Authority representatives in working parties to administer support in the above priority areas.