We are a small independent organisation established by the Welsh Government as part of commitments made in the government’s “Education in Wales: Our national mission” action plan. The National Academy for Educational Leadership will be a fundamental part of the education landscape.
At the core of our vision is a commitment to ensuring all leaders in the education system have access to coherent, accessible, and high-quality leadership development opportunities that meet their needs wherever they are, and whatever their career stage and ambitions. The Academy will draw on the expertise of current leaders in this provision and growing the current and next generation of leaders for Wales by improving the status, morale and pride in being a Welsh leader in the education system. Our approach to leadership development will empower leaders in the system to strengthen partnership working within and between schools, and to building a research-engaged and evidence-informed profession.
We will not be directly responsible for delivering any leadership development provision. We will draw on the effective provision already in place and seek to endorse it. Additionally, we will commission new provision where there are specific needs, sectors or locations where the needs of leaders are not yet being fully met.
This initial pilot focus for endorsement was on current provision for those acting or new to headship (in the first 2 years of Headship). Following this first call for providers to submit their provision, the NAEL are happy to confirm that the following were successful in receiving endorsement by the NAEL.
Newly Appointed and Acting Headteacher Programme – delivered in by the Regional Consortia in partnership with Bangor University and University of Wales Trinity St David.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted their provision for this call.
Further calls for endorsement opportunities will be posted here in due course.