The work of the L.E.A.D. Equate Alliance is governed and steered by a strategic board which is operated from within L.E.A.D Services.

Additionally, a local strategic board is also operating to support the local leadership of the Alliance within Lincolnshire. We value the input and support from all   partners and governors  involved.



Schools can also opt to become “Members” with Equate by signing our partnership agreement. There are no membership fees attached to this but there are many benefits to the school, staff and children as well as the alliance and wider partnerships.

To find out more about becoming a partner school contact

The Six Schools who make up this Strategic Board are:

  • Waddington All Saints Primary Academy – represented by the Headteacher, Paul Martin ( NLE)
  • Heighington Millfield Primary Academy – represented by the Headteacher, John Beaven
  • St Peter at Gowts Primary School – represented by Headteacher, Charlotte Hickerton
  • Witham St Hughs Academy– represented by Acting Headteacher, Emily Broadley
  • The Priory Witham Academy – represented by the Primary Executive of the Priory Federation of Academies Jill Marston (NLE)
  • Metheringham Primary School- represented by Headteacher Elspeth McMenemie

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

L.E.A.D. currently comprises of 25 Academies. The strategic aims and values of the Teaching School align with the Trust to ensure the best outcomes for both staff and pupils. The pricing structure in order to access CPD within the Trust is based upon a subscription model. This entitles the settings to access a range of professional development and access to additional specialists, according to their needs.

Find out more about L.E.A.D.

Our Partnerships

As well as working with our strategic partners and wider Alliance, we have close partnerships with colleagues from the University of Nottingham and University of Lincoln, Best Practise Network, DfE English Hub Coucil, The TDT,  BG University and the other Teaching Schools in Lincolnshire, meeting regularly to discuss joint activity, or issues that affect the whole county.  We are also members of the East Midlands Teaching School Alliance which is a network of all Teaching Schools across the East Midlands that meets regularly to discuss regional issues and gives us a voice back to education policy makers at the National College and the Department for Education. We also operate within the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber regional partnership (ESYH)