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School to School Support

School to school support is defined as the way that schools use their own good practice to deliver bespoke support packages for schools in need, which leads to positive impact with measurable outcomes. It can bring a powerful focus to bear on an aspect of a schools practice that is unsatisfactory and this may mean the effective deployment of skilled staff to develop a shared understanding of quality and to accelerate the pace of professional learning in practice.  School to school support occurs through leadership support for headteachers, senior leaders and governors. 

Working in collaboration with the local teaching schools and local authorities,  Wimborne Teaching School has a range of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) and National Leaders of Education (NLEs) who provide bespoke support for whole school, department, or individual improvement.

SLEs are experienced Middle or Senior Leaders who focus on developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

LLEs are Headteachers who 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 a Headteacher whose school is in challenging circumstances.

NLEs are Headteachers, Executive Headteachers and CEOs who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. They and their staff provide high-quality support to those most in need, in order to make a difference for all children in our schools.

Our team of specialists can support schools whatever their stage of development, from those in challenging circumstances to those who just want to learn from each other and move their schools forward. We offer bespoke support packages designed to meet the needs of individual schools. We can work with you to identify appropriate strategies or interventions to move your school forward, or our specialists can share their expertise having worked in a variety of contexts.

If you would like to find out more about the support we can offer or have a piece of work you would like us to carry out , please  email us at or complete the general enquiry form.