National Support School

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has designated Ernesettle Community School as a National Support School (NSS) and the Headteacher, Aaron Meredith, as a National Leader of Education (NLE).

National Leaders of Education are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. Along with staff in their school, designated a National Support School, use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.

NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support. In addition to running their own schools, NLEs work with their National Support School staff in schools that are facing challenging circumstances to raise standards.  The type of support provided is flexible and is dependent upon the expertise of staff within the National Support School and the level of support required.  NLEs also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools which helps to create further capacity and strong leadership in their own schools.

For further information please click on the following links:

National Leaders of Education: A guide for potential applicants

Teaching schools and system leaders: who they are and what they do

Search for a National Leader

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