About Us

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.

Our mission is “Inspiring Leaders: Enriching Lives” with the aim of bringing clarity and coherence to educational leadership in Wales. Through our work we will ensure that practitioners are able to engage with the most relevant, meaningful and inspiring professional learning. The challenge set out for us by the OECD, Estyn and also the profession was to ensure a whole-system approach to leadership, and make it a prime driver of education reform.

We are committed to the two principles of

  • equity of access to provision, and
  • provision that is of the highest quality.

We are focused on enabling the leadership of learning. We will do this by embodying our values in all we do.

Our Vision

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is committed to ensuring that Wales is a great place to be an educational leader.Read More »

Endorsement

The purpose of endorsement is to ensure that the most effective leadership development provision currently on offer can be recognised.Read More »

Associates

Our Associates play a major and influential role in the development of the Leadership Academy.Read More »

Our Call to Action

How can leaders enable high quality professional learning opportunities that improve well-being and achieve better outcomes for all?

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Latest Articles

Do you want to join the Leadership Academy?

Here at the National Academy for Educational Leadership we are already looking forward to what 2020 has in store and to appointing our latest group…

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A Cohort 2 Associate Reflection

Having been an associate in cohort 2 for 9 months now, completed the first set of learning experiences and got stuck into our commission –…

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Well being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

How familiar are you with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015? Academy associate Karen Lawrence explains how her increased awareness of the Act…

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Leading Investors in Families

Llanhari Primary School has become the very first school in Wales to achieve the prestigious 'Investors in Families – Diamond Standard’ award. Headteacher and Leadership...

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A little bit about me

My name is Jeremy Griffiths and I have been a head teacher since 1996 in three different primary schools in North East Wales. I have…

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Learning from abroad

“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” ― Gina Greenlee I’ve been lucky enough to have taken part in three, week-long...

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There’s no place like home!

These are exciting times for education in Wales with so many new developments, and an opportunity to reconsider our priorities.  The new curriculum, the new...

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Lord Holmes Review

I was very pleased to represent the National Academy of Educational Leadership (Leadership Academy) Board of Directors at a workshop session held as part of...

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Follow us on Twitter

Could you help the @NAELCymru Leadership Academy deliver its mission of ‘Inspiring Leaders: Enriching Lives’? We are looking to appoint new members to our stakeholder group to help support and challenge the work of the academy.

Details and apply here:
https://nael.cymru/become-a-stakeholder/

One of the most downloaded articles on school leadership- now updated and 50 free copies to download.
'Seven strong claims about successful school leadership revisited'. Leithwood, Harris and Hopkins.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13632434.2019.1596077#.XiAznGqMqF8.twitter @educationsu @NAELCymru @slamjrnl @MichelleSJones1

Are you thinking of joining the Academy? Our Chief Executive, Huw Foster Evans tells us why you should become an Associate this year!

https://nael.cymru/blog/

Ydych chi'n ystyried ymuno â'r Academi? Mae ein Prif Weithredwr, Huw Foster Evans yn dweud wrthym pam y dylech chi ddod yn Gydymaith eleni!

https://nael.cymru/cy/newyddion/

Academy associate, Damien Beech tells us about the opportunities he has experienced since joining the Academy and the positive impact being an Associate has had on his practice
https://youtu.be/khga7mf-rhI

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