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4. Professional Support Events

         

Apply Now for Professional Support!

Professional Support is one of the  themes that drives the work of the TSA. Teaching Schools are part of the Government’s drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools’ system. Teaching Schools identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to provide support for other schools as well as designating and brokering Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) and Local Leaders of Education (LLE).

School-to-School Support Events

School-to-School Support is available to partner and non-partner organisations across North Lincolnshire and beyond.  Support is coordinated by St Hugh's National Teaching School and The Humber Teaching School, as the lead National Teaching Schools in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Leadership support is provided by the TSA's excellent team of experienced SLEs and LLEs.

Find out about Professional Support offers and opportunities by reading our School-to-School Support guide for senior leaders in schools. Click here

Local Leaders of Education 

Local Leaders of Education (LLE) appointments are for headteachers in the region who meet the criteria and have the desire to improve the wider system.  Please visit the Local Leaders of Education page on this website for more information and details of how to apply.  

Quick Reference Guide to School-to-School Support Events:

Event Ref. Event Title Event Date Duration Apply By Event Booking
LLF.17.S2S School-to-School Support Negotiable Negotiable OPEN Apply Now
LLF.17.PP Pupil Premium Reviews Negotiable 1 day or negotiable OPEN Apply Now
LLF.17.SLE Specialist Leader of Education CLOSED Application CLOSED until April 2018 Contact Office
LLF.17.LLE Local Leader of Education CLOSED Application CLOSED until April 2018 Contact Office

Professional Support Programme & Information

     School-to-School Support (S2S)

School-to-School Support is an effective way to help schools, departments and individual school staff to improve practice, make progress and raise levels of attainment for learners. It provides opportunities for mutual school visits supported by Local Leaders of Education (LLE) or Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE). So, if you are looking for support, if you have a teacher who would benefit from one-to-one support or a group of teachers who need help and advice; if you want to raise standards in your school or improve teaching quickly and effectively or need support to improve leadership and management across the school, then School-to-School Support is what you need!  
 
Leading Learning Forward TSA, led by St Hugh’s Communication and Interaction Specialist College as the National Teaching School, is responsible for appointing and deploying LLEs and SLEs to ensure that school-to-school support is provided effectively, efficiently and in line with national standards.

Making a request for School-to-School Support

1. Identify your need/area for improvement. It is helpful to identify the area for improvement in terms of teaching and learning or leadership and management or achievement or behaviour management.
 
2.  Read the School-to-School Support Opportunities guide for senior leaders in schools.
 
3. Contact Tracy Millard at St Hugh’s by telephone on 01724 842960 or by email LLF.TSA@northlincs.gov.uk to discuss your requirements for school-to-school support.
 
4. Complete the School-to-School Support request form on this website.

After making a request for School-to-School Support

The deployment of an LLE or SLE will be negotiated by Tracy Millard on behalf of the Teaching School Alliance, between the school to be supported and the SLE home school under the following process. Leading Learning Forward TSA, through the National Teaching School, will: 
 
1.    Liaise with the LA, where applicable, when support is requested.
2.    Match school/team requests to LLE/SLE expertise.
3.    Maintain communications with LLEs/SLEs and the hosting school to check progress with their work.
4.    Maintain accurate records of deployment and evaluations – and provide appropriate summaries on request.
5.    Provide LLE/SLE induction, effective communication channels, supervision and professional development.

Charges for School-to-School Support

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) are usually deployed at a cost to the school requesting support on a daily or half-day rate, which is paid to the TSA to cover supply and administration costs only. Local Leaders of Education (LLE) are deployed, under the same conditions. Charges may vary depending upon the size of school and are negotiable. For more information, please refer to the Charging Policy on this website or contact Tracy Millard at St Hugh's.

    Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below Headteacher. They include deputy and assistant Headteachers, subject leaders, pastoral leaders and school business managers, with at least two years’ experience in a particular field of expertise and a successful track record, supported by substantial evidence of impact, of working effectively within their own school and/or across a group of schools. They have been appointed through a national application and assessment process run by the TSA with DfE/National College for Teaching & Leadership.

SLEs have the capacity, skills and commitment to support other individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools and have the ability to use high levels of emotional intelligence to work sensitively and collaboratively with peer colleagues. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and have an appreciation of how their specialism and skills can contribute to the wider school improvement agenda.
 
Key to system leadership, SLEs will be deployed to work with other leaders, share resources and skills to bring about improvement in their own and other organisations. They will help to grow leadership capacity in others, influence policy and practice and have a positive impact on the lives and chances of all children and young people.
 
For more information, please click  the following link: Information for potential SLE applicants
Reference: LLF.SLE
To request SLE support for your school, please complete the School-to-School Support Request Form
SLE application window is CLOSED until April 2018.
Specialist Leader of Education information page

     Local Leader of Education (LLE)

LLEs are experienced headteachers of successful schools, who have been appointed through a national application and assessment process by DfE/National College for Teaching & Leadership. LLF TSA supports and deploys LLEs as part of the School-to-School Support programme. The application process is administered by DfE/NCTL. Please watch this space for further information as well as details of how and when to apply.

LLEs have the capacity, skills and commitment to support other individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools and have the ability to use high levels of emotional intelligence to work sensitively and collaboratively with peer colleagues. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and have an appreciation of how their specialism and skills can contribute to the wider school improvement agenda.
 
Key to system leadership, LLEs will be deployed to work with other leaders, share resources and skills to bring about improvement in their own and other organisations. They will help to grow leadership capacity in others, influence policy and practice and have a positive impact on the lives and chances of all children and young people.
 
For more information, please click on the following link: Information for potential LLE applicants
Reference: LLF.LLE
To request LLE support for your school, please complete the School-to-School Request Form
LLE application window is CLOSED until April 2018.
Local Leader of Education information page