Local Leaders of Education

The aim of the Local Leaders of Education Programme is to improve pupil outcomes through partnership working between schools.

Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) are successful headteachers who work alongside other heads to drive forward improvements and build capacity to ensure that improvements can be sustained.

Support can be face to face; by telephone or by e-mail

Bespoke programmes of support can be developed to meet your specific needs. These can range from short single focus pieces of work to medium and longer term programmes covering a number of areas in your improvement plans.

The initial step is a phone call to our office and a discussion to identify the most appropriate colleague to visit you and discuss your requirements and how these might best be met. The amount of support; the timescale; who will deliver; the intended outcomes and cost of the programme will be clearly identified and should you wish to proceed these will be built into the DTSA contract of support.

Colleagues wishing to engage any of the LLEs should contact booking@DTSA.org.uk for more information and guidance.

Name Leadership Experience Other Experience
Debbie Beeston
  • Head at Primary and Junior School in Derby
  • Extensive experience of leadership across primary range
  • LLE since 2016
  • Supported schools through inadequate to good
  • Supported schools through good Ofsted evaluations
  • Completes Pupil Premium Reviews
Jane Brandon
  • Extensive Headship experience in a large 3 form entry infant and nursery school
  • Extensive experience of selecting Schools Direct candidates
  • Developed new approaches to teaching Mathematics
  • Uses data to develop Teaching and Learning
Sarah Briggs
  • Extensive experience of headship of outstanding small, rural, church primary school with mixed age classes
  • LLE since 2015
  • Led SIAMS training for the Diocese
Penny Brown
  • Executive Headteacher of 3 primary schools in Derby all in areas of high deprivation
  • Worked with SLT’s to self-evaluate accurately and put effective school development planning in place
  • Extensive experience in education
  • LLE since 2013
  • Commissioned by Diocese to support a primary school
  • Completes Pupil Premium Reviews
Jane Calladine
  • Extensive Headteacher experience at a city primary school
  • Experience of leadership in industry
  • Worked with other headteachers to improve outcomes at a very large city primary school
  • Works to identify gaps in provision
  • Development of a schools capacity for intensive nurture support to reintegrate into mainstream pupils with emotional and mental health difficulties
Jonathan Gallimore
  • Extensive headship experience at 3 schools – one a single form entry suburban primary school and his present schools, working together under his executive headship, a large multicultural inner city primary school and small multicultural inner city church school
  • Worked with schools to develop and embed systems and cultures that ensure improved provision and outcomes
Amanda Greaves
  • Extensive Headteacher experience at a large catholic primary school with a nursery
  • Coached and mentored several headteachers in other schools
  • Experience of restructuring
  • Worked in several local authorities across the country
  • Expert in the field of Teaching and Learning, effective monitoring cycles and robust appraisal
David Hall
  • Extensive Headteacher experience at a Junior School with an Enhanced Resource Provision for children with Autism in and area of high deprivation
  • Coached several new Headteachers
  • Trained with the National College as a coach and consultant
  • LLE since 2010
  • Significant experience in creating a fully inclusive environment that meets the needs of a wide variety of children, whilst still presenting to outside agencies (OFSTED and the LA) as a GOOD school
Emma Mitchell
  • Headteacher at an outstanding large city primary school
  • LLE since 2015
Karen Puszczynska
  • Headteacher of large 3 form entry junior school in Derby
  • Previous Headteacher at small primary school in Derby
  • Specialises in EYFS, KS1, teaching and learning and effective transition
  • Worked with a number of authorities and wide range of teaching schools
  • Maths specialist teacher
Jane Whirledge
  • Extensive headteacher experience at 3 different schools
  • Worked as consultant leader, professional partner, mentor headteacher and Derbyshire Leader of Education
  • Strengths in supporting new headteachers and school improvement issues
Alison Woodhouse
  • Extensive Headship experience in a CofE school in Derby
  • Trained Ofsted inspector
  • BSQM assessor
  • SIAMS Inspector