For successful headteachers or academy leaders
Application round: closed
The aim of the Local Leaders of Education Programme is to improve pupil outcomes through partnership working between schools and academies. Local leaders of education (LLEs) are successful headteachers with a proven track record of supporting other schools, and with the capacity to work alongside other heads to drive forward improvements and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained.
The 2010 Schools White Paper announced the further expansion of the LLE Programme. We have met the original target of designating 2,000 LLEs and now only recruit LLEs to maintain this number and to ensure that LLE support is available nationally.
You must be a good serving headteacher with a minimum of three years' experience. In addition, you must have the capacity to support schools in challenging circumstances. Read the full eligibility criteria.
Once recruited onto the programme, you will work with schools and academies in need of support. What’s involved will depend on what is required by the supported school or academy. Each deployment is negotiated separately with the relevant local authority, teaching school, or other commissioning body.
You may also be asked to provide coaching and mentoring support to new headteachers in their first two years of headship who are enrolled on our Head Start programme.
The LLE induction, training and regional networking events are provided by the College at no cost.
Costs for the support of an LLE are the responsibility of the commissioning body. Teaching schools, local authorities and dioceses may broker support and support is frequently paid for by local authorities, dioceses or the school receiving support.
LLEs coaching a new head (enrolled on our Head Start programme) will be entitled to a £1,000 grant from the National College per new head supported, payable to the LLE's school. Small schools (100 pupils or fewer) receive an additional £500 per new head supported.
The application round is now closed. To receive a notification when the next application round is opening please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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