Sub Region D LLE Recruitment

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TSC South West Region D - Recruitment of LLE’s 2019

As part of our drive to increase capacity for school improvement in our region, the collaborative partnerships of Teaching Schools across Cornwall & IOS, Devon, Plymouth & Torbay are now recruiting for Local Leaders in Education.

The Recruitment window opens on the 15th February 2019 and closes on the 8th March 2019.

Local Leaders or Education (LLE)

What is an LLE?

Local Leaders of Education are at the heart of a school led system where schools take responsibility for improving pupil outcomes through school to school support. In the SW we are part of Team Southwest and are working collaboratively to support school improvement, it is important that all of our LLEs are aware of how their work will support the team and should be conversant with the document ‘Where next for the self-improving school system’ and the role of Team SW within both the national and regional picture.  

LLEs are successful senior school leaders who work alongside other school leaders to drive forward improvements and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained.  The role of the LLE is to work outside their own school, providing support to another school leader and their school with the aim of school improvement.

If you would like further information on this important role, please click here or download an application form.

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy – Regional Roadshows

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On 28 January the Department published the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategyand the Early Career Framework

The Strategy sets out for the first time our offer to the profession to make sure a career in teaching continues to be attractive, rewarding and sustainable.

We have focused on tackling those issues we regularly hear about from teachers and school leaders – the workload, the high stakes accountability system, the lack of flexible working opportunities, and the steep learning curve for new teachers.  The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy sets out how we will address these challenges, with ambitious new ideas to help teachers at every stage of their career.

We will be hosting roadshows in all regions to discuss the Strategy and would like to invite you to join us.

We are particularly interested in meeting with senior leaders of schools and academy trusts and representatives from local authorities and dioceses. 

At the roadshows, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the strategy
  • Collaborate with peers to find strategies that you can apply in your own schools
  • Discuss how to deliver the strategy in your local area
  • Share your feedback on how we can build on the proposals in the strategy

Roadshow details:





South London

South Bank University, London


14:00 – 17:00

South West England

CLF Institute, Bristol


14:00 – 17:00


North London

Chesterfield Primary School, Enfield


13:30 – 16:30

South West England

West Exe School, Exeter


14:00 – 17:00

West Midlands

Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry


14:00 – 17:00

South-East England and South London

George Abbot School, Guildford


14:00 – 17:00

East Midlands and the Humber

St Paul’s Place, Sheffield


11:00 – 14:00

North of England*

Riverside Stadium, Middlesborough


13:45 – 16:45

Lancashire and West Yorkshire*

Piccadilly Gate


15:00 – 18:00

North-West London and South-Central England

Oxford Spires Academy, Oxford


14:00 – 17:00

East of England and North-East London

Framingham Earl High School, Norwich


14.30 - 17.30

*  Roadshows in the North and Lancashire & West Yorkshire regions will cover both the Recruitment and Retention Strategy and the early roll-out of the Early Career Framework. 

Reserve your place at the most convenient location for you by visiting Eventbrite.

If you have a query about these events, please contact

Find out more

Teaching Vacancies Service

The DfE has now launched a free job listing service for all state schools and searchable jobs database for teachers looking for jobs All schools in the South West were sent an email inviting them to sign up and begin advertising jobs in the w/c 4th February. As soon as a school, academy or MAT signs up they can begin advertising roles. If you did not receive an invitation, or would like to advertise vacancies on behalf of your organisation you can send an email to

Teachers can begin to use the database to search for jobs from February.

EEF News Alert - 11 February 2019

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The new EEF News Alert is now available, click here to view.  Headlines include:

  • New EEF trials: 450 schools and colleges wanted to take part
  • Early Career Framework: "an enormous opportunity to support teachers"
  • EEF BLOG: 'Translating Evidence into Practice'
  • Final call: Early Years funding applications 
  • EEF webinar: 'What you need to know if you are thinking of applying to us for funding'
  • Kevan Collins: 'How does Ofsted’s evidence review fare?'
  • Are you a designated National Leader of Education (NLE)? - Professional Development Opportunity
  • Research Schools: find out what evidence-based training events are happening near you 

NLE support needed for Disadvantage Project with EYFS initial focus

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We are looking for NLEs to support the design and implementation of the EYFS element of the Team South West Disadvantage strand.  This exciting project will include:

  • Creating a ‘best practice portfolio’ by summer 2020, based on visiting settings with amazing outcomes and reviewing the latest research on excellence in EYFS
  • Developing an EYFS support package for 2019/20, this will include developing an EYFS review model, hosting a regional EYFS conference and providing support work to targeted EYFS settings
  • Training NLEs and system leaders in your region to support and deliver the EYFS Disadvantage project

As well as supporting this vital work you will also get the opportunity to see some fabulous provision and to work alongside a group of like-minded, skilled professionals.

Initially we are looking for a group of 6 – 10 NLEs. It is envisaged that this will be a 3 day commitment for the Spring/Summer term.  An initial meeting is to be held at The Redstart Primary School, Chard on Monday 11th March at 10 am.

Please contact if you would like to be involved in this important project.