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Our NLEs

NLEs are outstanding headteachers who, together with the staff in their national support school, 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.

The primary funded function of NLEs is to deliver the school improvement support offer on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). NLEs deliver support to underperforming schools, helping them to identify and address areas in need of improvement.

Credit: Department for Education

Our Team

Meet our National Leaders of Education:

Peter Bell

CEO at C.I.T Academies

A National Leader of Education and member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Head Teachers Board. Bringing drive, ambition and the skill set to ensure that children across Lincolnshire receive the highest levels of education and care.

Daran Bland

Director of Governance and Operations at C.I.T Academies

With a proven track record in leading schools through to Good or Outstanding Ofsted Inspections, Daran is dedicated to special educational needs. He is a National Leader of Education, and supports and improves outcomes for pupils within special school settings.

Sheridan Edwards

Executive Head of Denton Primary School and Harlaxton CE Primary School

Sheridan works closely and collaboratively with a number of rural and urban primary schools whose core function is to develop secure moderation within each year group, robust peer to peer review, a framework of middle and senior leader networks, joint CPD and a shared ethos which promotes high expectations for the progress of every child.

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