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National Leaders of Education

The St. Andrew’s Teaching School Alliance is committed to school improvement. We lead the co-ordination of school to school support and identify priorities in our locality, supporting those schools with an identified need.  Our alliance has experienced head teachers who are National Leaders of Education (NLEs) with a proven track record in supporting other schools to bring about school improvement.


National Leaders of Education


National Leaders of Education are outstanding head teachers who use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.


NLEs can be deployed in a number of ways and each deployment can be tailored to suit the needs of the school receiving support. NLEs are expected to support schools in the most challenging circumstances such as those in an Ofsted category, facing closure or amalgamation or falling below the floor standards.


You should contact an NLE if you want to improve performance at your school. They will meet with the head teacher and senior staff from your school to discuss the challenges you face and what help is needed. Their work will be tailored in partnership with you.


They can get involved in different ways, including:


  • working with your school alongside their staff
  • working with your school on their own
  • their staff working with your school under their initial direction


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