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Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together

School to School Support - LLEs, NLEs and SLEs


Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) are experienced headteachers who coach or mentor new headteachers or headteachers whose schools are in challenging circumstances.  They work primarily one-to-one with another headteacher and 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 key staff in the supported school.

LLE Recruitment - We are not currently recruiting LLEs.  We will update this page when the next recruitment window opens. 


National Leaders of Education  (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers who work with schools in challenging circumstances to support school improvement.

Because their support role will often include members of their own staff, the school of a national leader of education is called a national support school.

You should contact an NLE if you want to improve performance at your school. They will meet with the headteacher and senior staff from your school to discuss the challenges you face and what help is needed. Their work will be tailored in partnership with you.

They can get involved in different ways, including:

  • working with your school alongside their staff
  • working with your school on their own
  • their staff working with your school under their initial direction


Specialist leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who possess the skills needed to provide support, in their area(s) of expertise, to other schools.  Each SLE is associated with a Teaching School which provides ongoing training and support to the SLE to carry out their role. 

SLE recruitment 

We are not currently recruiting for SLEs, however if you are interested in this role and you would like to find out more, including how to apply, please contact one of the teaching schools named below.  

Charter TSA:

Connect TSA:

Equate TSA:

Inspire TSA:

Keystone TSA:

Kyra TSA:  

Learn TSA:


Use the links below to contact a Teaching School  about accessing system leader support. 

  Charter TSA Connect TSA Inspire TSA Keystone TSA Kyra TSA LEAD    Equate TSA Learn  TSA


Primary LLE


Secondary LLE


Primary SLE


Secondary SLE