Our System Leaders

Our System Leaders

National Leaders of Education ( NLEs ) are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders to provide high quality support to those who need it most. We have two NLEs within our alliance (one primary, one secondary)

Name School
Elizabeth Webster Aldingbourne Primary School
Christopher Anders Park Community School

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 DfE’s move to establish a self-improving, school-led system, teaching schools now have the freedom to recruit and designate school leaders in this role.

Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders with a particular area of expertise and the skills to develop the leadership capacity of colleagues in similar positions in other schools.  We have five SLEs in our alliance, but are currently recruiting more.

Lead practitioners  (LPs) are practising outstanding teachers who are able to provide practical support to colleagues, using strategies including modelling practice, lesson study and coaching. It essentially replaces the previous advanced skills teacher (AST). We are currently recruiting and training LPs.

If you are interested in system leader designation, please contact the teaching school director for more information.