Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance

S2SS/System Leaders

Provide support for other schools

School-to-school support can lead to significant improvements in pupil outcomes as demonstated by the work of outstanding Headteachers designated as National Leads of Education (NLEs) or Local Leaders of Education (LLEs).  They are now supported by outstanding middle and senior leaders who have been designated as Specailast Leaders of Education (SLEs).

NLEs, LLEs, SLEs are curently deployed throughout a number of Leeds schools in a variety of roles.  These include supporting those in Ofsted categories or which are underperforming, acting as mentors or coaches to Headteachers and other school leaders new to post, as well as leading training across a range of topic areas.  As a local authority Leeds has embraced the concept of Teaching Schools; we enjoy a very successful partnership with them both in and around Leeds.  A direct result of this partnership has been the development of a more pro-active model of support for schools that have self identified areas of concern.
Designate and Broker Local Leaders of Education (LLEs)

Local Leaders of Education (LLE) are serving headteachers who have the capacity and capability to make a significant contribution to supporting schools in their local area.

As part of the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) move towards a school-led system, the NCTL will no longer designate LLEs, and instead have given teaching schools, such as Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance the freedom to recruit and designate school leaders in this role as we already do with Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs).

If you are a serving head teacher and interested in becoming designated as an LLE or are an existing LLE looking to associate with a teaching school, in the first instance please make contact with Jan Linsley, Teaching School Manager, Jan Linsley

Designate and Broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools.  They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes.  Areas of expertise span all areas of school leadership and management including, for example, all subject areas, Teaching and Learning, Business Management, Assessment, Behaviour, Gifted and Talented Provision, Special Educational Needs and Academy Transition.

If you wish to become an SLE you may find the PowerPoint helpful in understanding the role and how to apply.   An application form is also attached.  There are no set deadlines for applications: we will interview at regular intervals throughout the year.
Our teaching school has 33 designated SLEs.  The cost of SLE deployment has been set by the Yorkshire and Humberside Teaching Schools at £350 per day.  If you would like to discuss the possibility of an SLE being deployed to your school, in the first instance please make contact with Jan Linsley, Teaching School Manager, Jan Linsley