National Leaders & Local Leaders of Education

National Leaders of Education and National Support Schools (NLEs and NSS)

National Leaders of Education (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers, principals, executive heads or chief executives who use their skills and experience to support other schools in challenging circumstances to develop their leadership capacity and help raise standards. NLEs are designated with their school which becomes a national support school (NSS).

We are pleased to have an NLE working within PLN, available for school to school support.

Andrew Smith

Headteacher Lyons Hall Primary School.
Please email Andrew Smith directly for information about availability and fees.

More information about National Leaders of Education can be found on the Government website.

Local Leaders of Education (LLEs)

Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) are successful headteachers with a track record of effectively supporting other schools with the capacity to work alongside other headteachers to drive forward improvements which can be sustained. The aim of the LLE programme is to improve pupil outcomes through partnership working between schools and academies.


Apply to be a Local Leader of Education

The application process is open and will close on Friday 7th December 2018. Please send completed applications to Ann Wilks

Following a successful application LLEs will attend an induction day which will take place during the spring term.

Please note that all documents will need to be completed by the deadline

PLN LLE Eligibility Criteria

PLN LLE Application Form Part A

PLN LLE Application Form Part B

PLN LLE Application Reference Form


Our LLEs

We are pleased to have two LLEs working in PLN schools, available for school to school support.

Deborah Bailey

Headteacher John Bunyan Infant and Nursery School.
Please email Deborah Bailey directly for information about availability and fees.

Stuart Ellis

Chief Executive Officer CHANGE Schools Partnership

Please email Stuart Ellis directly for information about availability and fees.

To find out more about LLEs please visit the Government website.

Details can also be found about the National College for Teaching and Leadership.