Local Leaders of Education (LLEs)

Please click here to view profiles of the Local Leaders of Education. 

The goal of the local leaders of education is to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. This is one part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

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 


LLE Designation Round Open January - March 2020

LLE Designation Cohort 6 2020

LLE Application Form March 2020

LLE Eligibility Criteria 2020


LLE Eligibility Criteria 2019

LLE Application Form 2019

LLE Cohort 5