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Local Leaders of Education (LLEs)

What are LLEs?
LLEs are successful headteachers who, in addition to leading their own schools, work alongside other heads to raise attainment and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained. LLEs can be deployed in a variety of ways and each deployment can be tailored to suit the needs of the school receiving support. LLEs also act as professional partners, providing mentor support to new Headteachers in their first two years of headship as part of the Head Start programme.

What does it involve?
LLEs are expected to undertake deployments involving:

  • supporting a school to raise attainment where it is below the floor standards
  • supporting the head of a school that is considered vulnerable
  • coaching and mentoring a new head in their first headship

You must be a good serving headteacher with a minimum of three years' experience.

Generally LLEs will work half a day or a day a week with a partner school and a further 20-30 hours over 2 years in support of a new head, though the LLE will be expected to be flexible depending on the needs of the system and the capacity of the LLE.
More information about the Local Leaders of Education programme can be found on the National College Website.

Current Local Leaders of Educations
Currently Luton First Teaching School Alliance (LFTSA) has three designated LLEs.

Name  School 
Marea Rawlings  The Rushmere Park Academy and Nursery 
Karen Hooker Downside Primary
Richard Jenkins The Meads Primary
Carolyn Doherty Ramridge Primary
Rebekah Howe Shared Learning Trust
Dave Bradshaw Hillborough Junior

How to apply
To apply to become an LLE, visit the National College website application page.