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Local Leaders of Education

Local Leaders

To apply to become a local Leader, please download the application pack (See sidebar)

What a local leader of education does

The majority of the work of a local leader of education is one to one support of another headteacher.

Typical activities include:

  • negotiating objectives for improvement
  • coaching and mentoring the headteacher to develop skills, judgement and professional effectiveness
  • supporting or arranging coaching or training for staff in the supported school

Each placement is negotiated separately with the relevant local authority, teaching school or other organisation.

Schools that are a priority for support of those where:

  • attainment is below the minimum standards
  • the school is considered to be vulnerable
  • a new, first-time headteacher has been appointed

Support must be focused on:

  • school improvement
  • the needs of the beneficiary organisation