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Local Leaders of Education

LLEs are Headteachers with at least three years' experience and a track record of good / outstanding leadership and management. They work with other schools to develop the leadership capacity of those schools in order to help raise standards. They have a coaching and mentoring role with  Headteachers / senior leaders of schools in challenging circumstances.

Ron Jenkinson - Executive Head Emmanuel Middle School; Headteacher St Michael's Middle School

Ron has been in education since 1991 and has worked at five middle and one primary school in various year groups and leadership roles. Over the last 14 years he has been a headteacher of three different schools; taking one school from satisfactory to good, another from good through to two consecutive outstanding inspections and since September 2013 he has been Headteacher at St Michael’s Middle, Wimborne which is currently ‘good’. In January 2018 Ron took up the post of Executive Head at Emmanuel Middle School alongside his substantive role at St Michael’s.


In 2012, at the request of the Director of the Salisbury Diocese, Ron became a Director of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust which now consists for 13 sponsored academies. The trust is a collaboration with Cambridge Education Associates with a very strong focus on school improvement.


Ron completed his Masters in Education covering the topics of Learning and Leadership initially through Southampton University and latterly through the OU graduating in 2005. In the Autumn of 2011, he undertook the Local Leader in Education training shortly after also becoming a School Improvement Partner to two underperforming schools in Dorset. Both schools significantly improved their attainment profile in difficult extenuating circumstances.


Between 2009-11 Ron was Director of the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership, an innovative and pioneering partnership of 19 schools in the Dorchester area. This was a part-time role alongside his substantive post helping to provide strategic leadership for the collaboration of the schools involved.


In 2007 Ron was invited, by the then Secretary of State for Education, to join one of the Expert Groups advising the Government in its production of the Children’s Plan in 2008. He was subsequently asked to remain on the group while it reviewed the impact of the plan in the years immediately after its release.


In 2010, Ron’s then school became one of the first middle schools in the country to become a specialist Science and Maths School. More recently it was one of the first schools in Dorset to become a convertor Academy.


Andrew Turrall - Operational Lead WTS; Headteacher, Colehill First School 

Andrew has been in education since 1988 and has taught in five very diverse school settings across Devon, Hampshire, Bournemouth and Dorset. He has experience of first, primary and middle schools, teaching all year groups from year 1 to year 7 inclusive. Between 1996 and 2005, he held two successive deputy headships, the first in a Hampshire primary school and the second in a Bournemouth first school. 


In 2005, Andrew was appointed to the headship at Colehill First School, Wimborne, since when it has twice been rated outstanding by Ofsted. As a school leader, he is experienced in providing school to school support, initially between 2009 and 2014 as a School Improvement Partner, and latterly as a Headteacher contributor to Teaching School support packages, working alongside other system leaders. In January 2018 he gained designation as a Local Leader of Education.


In January 2018 Andrew also took on the role of Operational Lead for Wimborne Teaching School whilst also continuing to lead the School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme alongside his substantive headship role at Colehill First School.