MEET OUR LOCAL LEADERS OF EDUCATION
LOCAL LEADERS OF EDUCATION
Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) are successful headteachers who can support other headteachers to achieve sustainable school improvement through coaching and mentoring the partner headteacher. If you are interested in applying to become an LLE, please read the eligibility criteria here. If you would like to progress an application, please contact us. Meet our LLEs below.
Acting English lead and leader of oracy, Cullingworth Primary School
I have worked at Cullingworth Primary School since April 2015 and have led English across school since January 2018. My leadership has supported the school in a time of change with the recent introduction of mixed-age teaching. In my role I have focused particularly on the development of reading. I have continued to develop our focused reading lessons, reflecting regularly on practise across school and responding with tailored CPD.
As the oracy lead in school I have been instrumental in whole-school change following the recent introduction of ‘Dialogic Talk’. I am passionate about providing opportunities for purposeful, sustained talk as a way of developing higher order comprehension skills along with reasoning and problem solving in maths.
I am an experienced key stage one moderator, supporting the moderation process within my own school, moderated schools and recently within the BDAT academy. This role has helped me to keep up-to-date with key stage one assessment, despite teaching for the past two years in key stage two.
Collaborating with other professionals in and across school settings is the part of my role that I particularly enjoy. My leadership roles have allowed me to raise standards and outcomes for children at Cullingworth and I look forward to the opportunity to do the same in other schools.
Headteacher, Addingham Primary School
I have worked in education for sixteen years and I am in my seventh year as Headteacher. I am extremely passionate about education and knew from a very young age that I wanted to teach.
I have a very strategic outlook and a strong system leadership approach which has helped me to improve not only my own school, but other local schools too.
Our most recent Ofsted, in July 2016 graded leadership and management as ‘Outstanding’, stating that:
‘This is a much-improved school. The headteacher’s incisive leadership and clarity of vision has been a key factor in the school’s improved effectiveness. The headteacher, together with other leaders, provides highly effective leadership. A positive and ambitious culture has been created within which the school has made rapid progress. Leaders have a highly accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development and robust plans in place to take the school forward. The headteacher is adept at developing the leadership potential of members of staff. There is a clear sense of vision and direction which is shared by everyone associated with the school’.
I am delighted to have been appointed as a Local Leader of Education for the Eden Teaching School Alliance and I am looking forward to supporting other local Headteachers.
Headteacher Burley Oaks Primary School
I have a passion for ensuring that all children, not just those in the schools in which I teach, enjoy a successful education of the highest quality. I firmly believe that as educators we learn best from one another. I have been the Headteacher at Burley Oaks Primary School for 8 years and in that time I have worked for the local authority to support schools facing challenges both strategically as well as stepping into a school leadership team as an Executive Headteacher.
My strengths are in teaching and learning, strategic planning and staff development. At Burley Oaks Primary School our curriculum is a real strength; all staff follow a creative plan, children love their learning and it is a strong driver, along with robust and systematic assessment approaches, in pupil engagement and outcomes. I have a personal passion for music and the arts and believe children thrive on a wide and exciting variety of opportunities.
There is a strong staff team at Burley Oaks, who all share my commitment to system leadership as a tool for school improvement. I encourage all staff to progress their careers by taking on new roles and offer support to them as they do so. I am always looking for opportunities for my staff, children and myself to improve and strongly believe in the power of collaborative working.
Early Years lead, Baildon CE Primary
I have been working in Early Years for 10 years. I joined the school in 2016. Prior to working in Baildon I was working in Wakefield.
I have represented the LA as an early years moderator for 8 years. I have supported the moderation process in Wakefield and now Bradford. This experience has allowed me to develop a strong understanding of assessment in the EYFS as well as the importance for a supportive approach when working with other practitioners.
I became appointed as an SLE in 2014 for Aspire Teaching school and I am now delighted to continue working as an SLE for Eden TSA. I have excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and I am passionate about developing teaching and learning in the EYFS.
I have led training sessions within schools and for the LA to develop staff CPD and have covered topics such as phonics, assessment, Ofsted framework, continuous provision, outdoors and closing the gap.