Great schools depend on great teachers therefore we are highly committed to improving our support for teachers, ensuring that they receive high quality training and development at every stage of their career – from Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through to leadership qualifications.

We celebrate the fact that all children are unique and we have high aspirations for their futures. We are committed to high-quality professional development and training that impacts on the learning experiences of every child’s education.

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The growth and positive impact of L.E.A.D. Equate continues following a recent announcement of its successful bid to lead a ground breaking DfE initiative for teacher training and development across Lincolnshire in September 2021. Working in partnership with providers, the hub will deliver high quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their career.    

 This further extends the pioneering work of L.E.A.D. Equate and its current relationship with vital initiatives at the Department for Education. The multi-region organisation is already a DfE English Hub (delivering in-depth training throughout Lincolnshire to improve the standards of phonics and reading) and a DfE accredited provider of ‘relationships, sex and health education’ (RSHE) across the East Midlands.

The Teaching School Hub programme will create a national network of 87 centres of excellence, replacing the previous 750 teaching schools. Applicants were invited to apply based on a consistent demonstration of exceptionally high educational standards. Following this rigorous process, the submission for Witham St. Hughs Academy (a L.E.A.D. Academy Trust school) to be the designated location of the hub was accepted.

From September 2021, the Teaching School Hub will collaborate with existing and new partners to provide; initial teacher training, early career teaching, specialist national professional and leadership qualifications and a wide range of high-quality evidence-based professional development for school leaders and teachers.

Please click here to access the new Teaching School Hub website

Working to inspire & empower teaching professionals

L.E.A.D. Equate  is a partnership of schools working to inspire, motive and empower every child and professional to embrace lifelong learning. Our vision is for all members to benefit from exceptional levels of continuous professional development.

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Exceptional professional development and training

We believe that sustainable, system wide improvements are achieved through the very best teacher and leader development.

All programmes offered by L.E.A.D. Equate are delivered by experienced practitioners who are experts in their fields. It is through working together that practice can be shared and contributed to and exciting new ideas can be formed.

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What People Say...

The model at L.E.A.D. Equate is strong and means that you come with paperwork superbly organised and a strong insight into all of your trainees. (ITT Delivery)...

ITT Feedback

Working with the Literacy Specialist has been a delight – her professionalism, honesty and expertise have been paramount in the success and I really cannot speak highly enough of her! We hope that our working relationship and early reading journey is now established and will...

English Hub Feedback

I’ve left today REALLY inspired!  This has been one of the most useful courses I have actually ever attended- wish we had sent more than one colleague from school!...

Developing the EYFS Writing Journey Training

Thank you so much- this has been one of the best training sessions I have ever attended. I have learnt so much in relation to the Curriculum and it's implementation.  ...

Tracey Leverton

Just wanted to say that our staff members arrived back in school after the spelling training and they were bouncing!!  They were so enthused and excited about what they had heard along with implementing their gap task which had been set and said the course leader was amazing.  I just wanted you to...

Forest Lodge Academy Leicester

I have an aspiring English leader who went to the English professional forum last week and reported back how good it was and how useful it had been on helping develop her thinking with regards to English. Thank you for continuing to make a difference....

Millfield Academy Leicester

Thank L.E.A.D. Equate for your work with our setting. The difference is fantastic!  I can see a difference in staff confidence and in terms of subject knowledge. Your work is always so well considered and focused....

Bishop Alexander Academy

I really think that all the training courses L.E.A.D. Equate have provided have been extremely useful and provided actual hints and tips that I have (successfully) applied to the classroom like behaviour management systems, the resources I choose to use and my classroom environment. The fact that...

Rebecca Taylor, Tealby Primary School

Having L.E.A.D. Equate as my appropriate body has been very beneficial and given me a sense of security knowing that they are always there to support if and when needed. The Twilight sessions are very useful in that they allow you to meet and chat with lots of others who are also in the same situ...

Zoe Halden, Whaplode Primary School

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