AN Alcester headteacher has been named a national leader for education, chosen for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Alcester Academy headteacher Paul Hyde is one of more than 70 headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.
NLEs along with staff in their school, a designated a national support school (NSS), use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.
The headteachers are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support. The type of support given is flexible and is undertaken in addition to the leadership of their own academy. They also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.
Mr Hyde said: “We are incredibly proud that Alcester Academy has been recognised in being awarded National Support School status. It demonstrates that we have excellent governance, leadership and teaching within the academy and this has lead to huge sustained improvements in our own performance. I relish the opportunity to work alongside leaders in other schools in securing the very best outcomes for all children.”
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s fantastic that heads like Paul have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people, not just in their own but in other schools as well.
“The aim of national leaders of education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,200 NLEs and we’re working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”
Successful heads have been invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.
For more information about the NLE programme visit www.gov.uk/nctl