Local Leaders in Education, LLEs

Local Leaders of Education are serving headteachers or principals with at least 3 years of headship experience whose schools have good outcomes in attainment. LLEs work outside their own schools, providing support to another headteacher. The two headteachers work together to drive forward improvements. LLEs also provide support to new headteachers in their first two years of headship as part of the Head Start programme. Five Headteachers within the alliance are LLEs. To find out how to access the support of an LLE contact Joe Sonnenfeld


  • Mr D. Brown- Ramshaw Primary School
  • Mrs S. Taylor- Burnopfield Primary
  • Mr S. Whelerton- Staindrop CE Primary School
  • Mr D. Eason- Fishburn Primary School