How can you access high quality support for your setting? 

We currently have a team of NLEs, LLEs and SLE working with our Alliance and available to agree support for your school.

NLEs and LLEs are serving headteachers with a strong track record of school improvement and peer coaching.  Based on your initial request, an NLE or LLE will be matched to you.  He or she will have an initial meeting with you in your school to identify the outcomes you are hoping to achieve, the type of support you might need, the timescales and the costs involved.  Every case is different and the support we offer will be completely based on what’s right for you and your school.  It can range from a half day visit or health check for the school, to an intensive support programme including mentoring from outstanding staff members from the NLE’s or LLE’s school to support staff in your school.


SLEs are outstanding senior and middle leaders who have the expertise to coach and mentor their peers in schools outside of their own.  They are available as part of an intensive school support package led by an NLE or LLE, or can be asked to support individual staff directly.  This is especially useful if you have a new or struggling member of staff who needs to build confidence and skills through discussion with a colleague doing a similar role in a similar setting.

You can see an overview of our SLE team for Lincoln and their areas of specialism and their availability here or our Trust-Based SLE’s here. Please contact us to find out more about what SLEs can offer your school or to arrange for SLE support.

Costs for accessing support is generally at £550, £450 and £350 per day for NLEs, LLEs and SLEs respectively.  On occasion, grant funding may be available to support some or all costs associated with the support package.  Contact us to find out more about the options available.

Please contact  if you are interested in accessing support of any nature