Who’s involved

National Leaders of Education

National leaders of education (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers or principals who, together with the staff in their schools (designated national support schools (NSS)), use their skills and experience to support schools especially those in challenging circumstances. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.

National Leaders of Governance

NLGs concentrate on developing school governance capacity and expertise. In some cases they work in partnership with a National Leader of Education. NLGs provide support to a chair of governors where the school is seeking to raise standards. NLGs can support a new chair of governors and also undertake training and support for the full governing body. They can also undertake external reviews of governance. Support can be face to face; by telephone or by e-mail.

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. We are currently working with around 12 Local Leaders of Education, biographies will be available shortly.

Specialist Leaders of Education

Teaching schools are responsible for the recruitment, assessment, designation, brokerage and quality assurance of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs).

Headteachers that are practicing Ofsted Inspectors

A number of headteachers that are also practicing Ofsted inspectors are also available to be commissioned to undertake work in schools.