School support overview.

The National Forest Teaching School is involved in supporting a number of schools in the local area. Through working collaboratively we have the opportunity to share development needs and establish new partnerships to help support the improvement of schools and ultimately pupil achievement. To ensure that we have the capacity to undertake such work we have developed a team comprising of a National Leader of Education, 3 Local Leaders of Education and several Specialist Leaders of Education from all phases, who between them offer a range of specialisms and areas of expertise.

The role of an NLE.

A National Leader of Education will usually work with schools identified as being in need of significant improvement by the Department for Education, or a local authority.

The role of an LLE.

The majority of the work of a Local Leader of Education is one-to-one support of another headteacher. Typical activities may include negotiating objectives for improvement, coaching or mentoring of the Headteacher, supporting with staff training.

The role of an SLE.

Specialist Leaders of Education focus on developing leadership capacity. They understand what outstanding leadership practice looks like and are skilled in helping others to achieve it. This may be done through individual or group support and involve data analysis, coaching, delivery or facilitation of training or support with action planning.

The role of an NLG.

National Leaders of Governance focus on developing leadership capacity. They may work with a new Chair of Governors, developing working practices within the Governing Body or support with the transition to academy status.

A bespoke package of support.

data analysis

work scrutiny

joint lesson observations

coaching or mentoring

delivery of whole staff training

priority access to CPD courses and programmes

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