Due to the current Coronavirus situation, the National Leadership Academy for Education has implemented home working for its staff. We understand that this is a very worrying time and we want to continue supporting our leaders in the best way we can.

If you are in need of advice or would just like to talk to someone, please contact us through our email or by telephone 07784 237121

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 »


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


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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The Leadership Academy is working to develop a Well-being strategy for Leaders in Wales today. We are keen that our strategy is focused around your experience so we would appreciate your contribution to our well-being survey for school leaders

Mae’r Academi Arweinyddiaeth yn gweithio i ddatblygu strategaeth Lles ar gyfer Arweinwyr yng Nghymru. Rydym yn awyddus bod ein strategaeth yn canolbwyntio ar eich profiad felly byddem yn gwerthfawrogi eich cyfraniad i'n harolwg lles arweinywr ysgolion

The Leadership Academy is pleased to welcome a number of new leaders from across Wales to our stakeholder group. To find out more about the group, visit out website

Mae'r Academi Arweinyddiaeth yn falch o groesawu nifer o arweinwyr newydd o bob rhan o Gymru i'n grŵp rhanddeiliaid. I ddarganfod mwy am y grŵp, ewch i wefan

Arweinwyr ysgol! Rydym wedi dwyn ynghyd Hwb yr holl offer dysgu o bell a all eich helpu i gyfathrebu a chydweithio yn ystod y cyfnod hwn


@CSCJES @EAS_Digital @GwEDigidol @ErwCymru @HwbNews

School leaders! We’ve brought together all the Hwb distance learning tools that can help you communicate and collaborate during this time.


@CSCJES @EAS_Digital @GwEDigidol @ErwCymru @HwbNews

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