Three of our leaders across Primary Advantage have been recognised by the National College for School Leadership as National Leaders of Education (NLE).

NLEs use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their schools – designated as National Support Schools – to provide additional leadership capability in schools requiring support. The deployment is tailor made to suit the needs of each school. The type of support provided is flexible and can involve NLEs becoming acting or executive head of the client school or schools. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.

Professor Toby Salt, whilst at NCTL, said: “It’s great that so many heads want to become NLEs, looking beyond their own school gates to help more and more pupils get the best start in life. This scheme is about the best school leaders helping the rest and the results speak for themselves with benefits for both the schools and academies being supported and those providing the support".