We are very pleased that you are thinking about joining our team System Leaders. Whatever stage of your career you are at, if you have developed truly outstanding practice and have the desire and capacity to share and support others to attain the same high standards, system leadership is the ideal way to achieve this.

Sigma has a team of outstanding System Leaders, experienced at working with other professionals in a supportive and collaborative style which delivers high levels of impact. To join us you don’t need to be in an outstanding school or a school that is part of a teaching school alliance, but your school will need to have the capacity to release you to work in other schools.

More information can be found here or by contacting Fritz Penn-Barwell at Sigma Teaching School.

National Leaders of Education

NLEs are outstanding headteachers who work with schools in challenging circumstances to support school improvement. Because their support role will often include members of their own staff, the school of a national leader of education is called a national support school.

National Leaders of Governance

NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who support chairs of governors in other schools. You should contact an NLG if you want to improve the leadership and performance of your school’s governing body.

Local Leaders of Education

LLEs are experienced headteachers who coach or mentor new headteachers or headteachers whose schools are in challenging circumstances. You should contact an LLE if you are a new headteacher, or an existing headteacher interested in a leadership coach.

Special Leaders of Education

SLEs are experienced middle or senior leaders with a specialism (for example, maths, initial teacher training, behaviour). While other roles (for example, advanced skills teachers) focused on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

Local Specialist Teachers

LSTs are experienced teachers and middle leaders who can demonstrate a high level of impact from their own teaching. They may be interested in becoming an SLE however need to gain further experience in supporting other before they can do so.