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Local Leaders of Education

LLEs - Local Leaders of Education

If you are a headteacher and want to work with other schools to improve pupil outcomes, you might want to apply to be a local leader of education.

In addition to leading your own school, you would have a coaching and mentoring role with a headteacher whose school is in challenging circumstances.

The goal of the local leaders of education is to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. This is one part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

There are currently over 1,800 local leaders of education.


 What a local leader of education does

The majority of the work of a local leader of education is one-to-one support of another headteacher.

Typical activities include:

  • negotiating objectives for improvement
  • coaching and mentoring the headteacher to develop skills, judgement and professional effectiveness
  • supporting or arranging coaching or training for staff in the supported school

Each placement is negotiated separately with the relevant local authority, teaching school, or other organisation.

Schools that are a priority for support are those where:

  • attainment is below the minimum standards
  • the school is considered to be vulnerable
  • a new, first-time headteacher has been appointed

Support must be focused on:

  • school improvement
  • the needs of the beneficiary organisation

Who are the LLEs that work with Hales Valley?

Sue Cameron - Headteacher at Glynne Primary School

Jo Quigley - Headteacher at Wollescote Primary School

Angela Hannaway - Headteacher at Gig Mill Primary School