Local Leaders of Education Recruitment Round Now Open!

Key Dates for Cohort 3
• Application round open: 22nd March 2016
• Application round closes: 18th April 2016
• Reference deadline:  29th April 2016
• Assessment day:  27th May 2016
• Decisions communicated by: WC 6th June 2016
• Induction: Date to be confirmed

The Pennine Teaching School is seeking applications from potential Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) on behalf of The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Do you have a personal conviction to strive for the success of all schools and their students and not just your own?
Are you committed to work with other school leaders and teachers to help them be successful?
Does your own school have the capacity and expertise to support other schools?
Are you eager to learn from others?
Do you see yourself as a servant leader here to serve for the greater benefit of the education service as a whole?

The Local Leader of Education Programme is at the heart of a school led system where schools take responsibility for improving student 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 Headteacher who would benefit from assistance in the transition period to maintain momentum in their school’s improvement
• Offering peer challenge and support to a Headteacher 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 Headteacher 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 the Pennine Teaching School 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.

Eligibility Criteria

How to apply
• Read the application guidance
• Check if you are in a target area for the LLE pilot
• Ensure you have full support from the governing body
• Download the application forms - sections A and B
• Complete forms and return to kwalton@edu.moorend.org before the closing date.
• Ensure the senior educational professional provides a reference before the deadline

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Kim Walton, Head of School, Moor End Academy, at kwalton@edu.moorend.org