Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Pages

Yorkshire and the Humber Teaching Schools LLE Model

In the December 2016 the National College for Teaching and Leadership confirmed changes to the LLE programme – the programme being devolved to teaching schools following a successful pilot.  Local leaders of education data is to be held and maintained locally by teaching schools and regionally by the TSC representative.

Following consultation with teaching schools in the region the following principles were agreed and will guide the regional delivery model:

  • It is important that we maintain a regional and equitable bar for the brand. The criteria must complement the criteria for NLEs and SLEs in terms of having differentiation between the roles. A common set of documentation supporting recruitment will be used.
  • The TSC representative will hold a regional data base and TSA will send details of LLEs every term
  • Pen portraits for NLEs, LLEs and SLEs will be available on each TSA website (this is soon to be published nationally)
  • TSAs will use local intelligence and data to forecast demand and recruit according to need
  • TSAs may work collaboratively to offer high quality induction and ongoing training.
  • TSAs should develop commissioning models with local and regional clients.
  • TSAs should develop protocols and systems to manage deployment and implement processes for quality assurance in line with systems used with SLEs/NLEs

Please see below the full regional delivery plan and supporting documentation.

Area representative:
Gill Robinson, OBE

I have been a headteacher for 21 years and I became an NLE and a Teaching School Head in Cohort 3. As a headteacher, I have had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgements. I am currently a tutor working with Emerging Leaders in Special Schools and PRUs. This is my seventh year of being involved in this successful course. I am also a member of the Special School Headteacher Steering Group for the SSAT and I am a member of the Steering Group for the Yorkshire and Humber Special School Leaders. I am a School Improvement Partner for 9 schools and a Pupil Premium Reviewer. I am CEO of the Interaction and Communication Academy Trust.

I was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year 's Honours in January 2016.

You can contact me here: gill.robinson@tscouncil.org.uk


Link Regional Representative:
Amanda Bennett

Having previously been Headteacher and senior leader at The Greetland Academy for over 20 years I am currently Executive Principal and CEO of our MAT. We are an outstanding school and consistently recognised as a top performing academy. I became an NLE in 2013 and am a Pupil Premium Reviewer. We became a Teaching School (Teamworks TSA) cohort 4, in 2014 and are also a National Support School, a SCITT and a MAT. We have supported many regional and national initiatives, most recently including ‘Effective use of Teaching Assistants’ EEF project, RQT targeted support, EYFS projects and the National Teaching Service.

I have been part of cross-region school support (NLE & NSS) including in ‘cold spot’ areas and areas of high deprivation e.g. Bradford and East Riding, working on joint Teaching School projects and providing additional capacity and due diligence work to other MATs. I have previously supported Gill Robinson in a team of NLE’s in her work as regional TSC representative supporting network meetings, conferences and induction events. As a member of the EFA Financial Steering Group I provide system leadership input to this national strategy group.

You can contact me here: amanda.bennett@tscouncil.org.uk