The Outwood Institute of Education are delighted to have a team of Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) who offer support in their local region.

The Local Leader of Education Programme is at the heart of a school led system where schools take responsibility for improving pupil outcomes through school to school support. LLEs are successful headteachers who work alongside other school leaders to drive forward improvements and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained. The role of the LLE is to work outside their own school, providing support to another headteacher and their school with the aim of school improvement. The role is flexible and based on context and may involve:

  • Coaching and supporting a new head teacher who would benefit from assistance in the transition period to maintain momentum in their school’s improvement

  • Offering peer challenge and support to a head teacher to ensure impact in school improvement strategies

  • Conducting a diagnostic assessment to gain understanding of the extent of a school needs

  • Providing focused support to a school identified through the inspection framework as ‘requires improvement’ or vulnerable to under-performance

Deployment as an LLE may involve offering individual support, a partnership with another system leader (SLE, NLE, NLG) and could involve staff from the LLE’s school.

To become an LLE you must be a serving head teacher with a minimum of three years experience, good outcomes in school attainment and Ofsted measures, and a successful track record of school improvement. LLEs must work in schools with high pupil achievement, and a strong senior leadership team that won’t be at risk when the school becomes involved in school to school support. Approval must be given by the Governing Body and a supportive reference will be required from a Senior Educational Professional.

LLEs designated by OIE will associate with this Teaching School Alliance and will become part of a wide network of system leaders. Following successful assessment, induction, training and resources will be provided.

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If you would like to request support or receive further information, please complete the form below: 

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