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System Leaders and Support

The Teaching School Hub is fully committed to strengthening professional collaboration between schools in order to raise achievement of all pupils. Over the past few years there has been significant deployment within Leicester City and Leicestershire using LLEs (Local Leaders of Education), SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education) and NLEs (National Leaders of Education).

We also have a panel of qualified Pupil Premium Reviewers, who can offer new approaches and the fresh perspective of an experienced system leader, or help to improve the implementation of existing pupil premium strategies.

Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) offer bespoke support for leadership. They focus on developing the leadership capacity and capability of other leaders, so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

SLEs can provide:

  • New and established leader support
  • Assistance with planning and delivery of curriculum
  • Data analysis and interventions/recommendations
  • Collaborative project work

SLEs are available across subjects and phases. For further details, including costs, please email [email protected] or call 0116 2689727.

Pupil Premium Reviews

Time is short for disadvantaged pupils in our schools to realise their potential, so it is more vital than ever that the decisions about using the funding are part of an effective strategy. While accelerating the progress of disadvantaged pupils can be complex, schools in every region are delivering high standards for disadvantaged pupils every year.

Since their introduction in 2013, Pupil Premium Reviews have helped hundreds of schools to refine their work with disadvantaged pupils and spend the Pupil Premium more effectively. Good reviews are normally associated with improved pupil outcomes. Evidence is at the heart of this drive for effectiveness and an evidence-based approach will assess the effectiveness of a school’s pupil premium strategy and identify how it might be refined to make greater impact. This will normally involve adjusting the way the funding is used.

Schools should consider how a Pupil Premium review best fits with their on-going cycle of improvement to identify when they would most benefit from the fresh perspective of an experienced system leader. A review will be a priority for any school where disadvantaged pupils are failing to progress to their expected attainment. All schools, however, will find that a reviewer will offer new approaches or improve the implementation of existing strategies.

An effective review will usually take three and a half days. This includes a day of preparatory work in advance, a day spent in the school under review, a day for the reviewer to complete the necessary analysis and write up the findings and recommendations (the action plan) and then a further half-day follow-up visit.

For further details, including costs, please email [email protected] or call 0116 2689727.