National Leader 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 in challenging circumstances.

In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.

Faye Kitchen is the Head Teacher of Mangotsfield CE Primary School in South Glos, a school judged to be outstanding by Ofsted in February 2013. The school has been a National Support School since July 2013 and it was awarded Teaching School status in September 2014. Faye has a wide experience over the whole primary age range and her specialisms are in Leadership and in School Improvement. 

Louisa Wilson is the Head of St Stephens Junior School in Kingswood, a school judged to be outstanding in September 2015. Under Louisa's leadership, the school improved rapidly moving from RI to Outstanding in only 2 years. She has supported many other schools across the area succcessfully. Louisa has been an NLE since  2016 and she is also a Pupil Premium Reviewer.

If you would like some support from an NLE please contact us to discuss your requirements.