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Local Leaders of Education

Background

Local Leaders of Education (LLE) have made and continue to make a significant contribution to supporting schools since the programme was introduced in 2008. LLEs provide a range of school-to-school support and coaching and mentoring for headteachers.

As part of the move towards a school-led system, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) will no longer designate LLEs, and instead Teaching Schools are being given the freedom to recruit and designate school leaders in this role as they already do with specialist leaders of education (SLEs).

NCTL will continue to designate National Leaders of Education (NLE) and their National Support Schools (NSS) to ensure that there is sufficient high quality school-to-school support to enable schools everywhere, particularly those under-performing or coasting, to access the support they need to improve..

APPLICATIONS TO BECOME A LOCAL LEADER OF EDUCATION 

The application window is now CLOSED. The next application window is expected to open in April 2018.

Becoming a Local Leader of Education: The Applicant

To be eligible to become a Local Leader of Education, you must:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a serving headteacher (including any period as acting head or head of school)
  • Expect to remain at your current school for at least two years after being selected
  • Have the support of your school’s governing body/trust board
  • Demonstrate that you have the ability and capacity to support another school to improve
  • Demonstrate that you have sufficient experience and capacity to support as a coach or mentor to another headteacher or senior member of staff at a school other than your own
  • Commit to the time expectations, induction and training as specified by the TSA

Becoming a Local Leader of Education: The Applicant’s School

For you to be considered as a Local Leader of Education, your current school must:

  • Have an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ (or if you have moved to your current school since its last section 5 inspection, your previous school may be used)
  • Show consistently high levels of pupil performance or a trend of continued improvement
  • Be above current minimum standards set by the Government
  • Have experienced senior leaders in your school with the capacity to work with other schools

Becoming a Local Leader of Education: The Applicant’s Reference

For you to be considered as a Local Leader of Education, your reference must confirm that both you and your school:

  • Demonstrate that you have the ability and the capacity to support another school to improve
  • Demonstrate that you have sufficient experience and capacity to support as a coach or mentor to another headteacher or senior member of staff at a school other than your own
  • Have experienced senior leaders in your school with the capacity to work with other schools

Leadership Behaviours & Expectations

Local Leaders of Education (LLE) are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours and maintain highest professional standards: 

Commitment

The best leaders are committed to their pupils and understand the power of world-class teaching to improve social mobility, wellbeing and productivity

Collaboration

The best leaders readily engage with, and invest responsibility in, those who are best placed to improve outcomes

Personal Drive

The best leaders are self-motivated and take a creative, problem-solving approach to new challenge

Resilience

The best leaders remain courageous and positive in challenging, adverse or uncertain circumstances

Awareness

The best leaders will know themselves and their teams, continually reflect on their own and others’ practices, and understand how best to approach difficult or sensitive issues

Integrity

The best leaders act with honesty, transparency and always in the interests of the school and its pupils

Respect

The best leaders respect the rights, views, beliefs and faiths of pupils, colleagues and stakeholders

 

Becoming a Local Leader of Education: Submitting the Application Form

The application form, which is in two parts, can be downloaded here:

Local Leader of Education (Parts 1 & 2) Application Form: Autumn 2017 - for information only

Local Leader of Education Eligibility Criteria (PDF)

Further information about LLE (and NLE) status is also available from the GOV.UK website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/local-leaders-of-education-lle

If you meet the criteria,  please e-mail LLF.TSA@northlincs.gov.uk or telephone: 01724 842960.

 

Page Updated: 15 November 2017