What is an NLE and why might I need one?

National leaders of education (NLEs) are headteachers, executive heads and CEOs, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders to support schools in delivering educational excellence everywhere to help raise standards.

NLEs usually work with schools identified as being in need of significant improvement by the Department for Education, Ofsted, a teaching school, a regional schools commissioner or a local authority.

Their work is tailored to your school’s needs and they can be involved in different ways, including:

  • working alongside your staff
  • working alone
  • their staff providing support to you under their overall direction

If you have need of an NLE, please contact Alexis Rickus Teaching School Director a.rickus@thepolesworthschool.com