National Leaders

The aim of national leaders in education is to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.

NLEs are outstanding serving headteachers with at least 3 years headship experience. NLEs usually work with schools identified as being in need of significant improvement by the Department for Education, Ofsted, a teaching school or a local authority. The length or type of work can vary significantly and can involve up to 3 or 4 days of support per week for 2 years or more.