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Our LLEs

LLEs (Local Leaders of Education) 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 schools need
• Providing focused support to a school identified through the inspection framework as “requires improvement” or vulnerable to under-performance.

Local Leaders of Education will also support a Governing Body with conducting Headteacher Performance Management.

Our Team

Meet our Local Leaders of Education:

Paul Hill

Director of Primary Education for C.I.T Academies

Having been in education for the past 18 years, Paul has accomplished the roles of Teacher, Headteacher and Executive Head. Now as a Director of Education for a MAT Trust, Paul completes regular health checks across primary schools. He ensures the schools are supported and challenged, and deliver the best education to their pupils.

James Ellis

Headteacher of Ambergate Sports College

James has been teaching children of all ages since 2009. Discovering a passion to work with pupils who have additional needs, James feels very strongly about providing a balanced education for all, regardless of ability. James leads on Assessment Developments for pupils working below expected progress across Lincolnshire.

Laura Cook

Headteacher of Wyndham Park Nursery School

Laura is Headteacher of an Outstanding Nursery School in Grantham. The school is one of only 400 maintained Nursery Schools in the country. Prior to this Laura spent 14 years as a class teacher, key stage leader and member of SLT at both an infant school and a large primary school in Lincoln. Her Foundation Stage Unit was used as a model of good practice by the Local Authority and received recognition in the National Nursery World Awards as an Enabling Environment. Laura has also served as a Foundation Stage Moderator for Birth to Five. Laura enjoys supporting other schools and settings to help ensure the children are getting the best education possible.