Due to the current Coronavirus situation, the National Academy for Educational Leadership 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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📢Speaker Announcement!

Free webinar

Prof. Mick Waters will be speaking at our #LeadershipUnlocked Webinar Series on 26 November. Exploring leadership in Wales & its educational context

Designed for school, FE & youth leaders in Wales

Book now

📢Cyhoeddiad Siaradwr!

Weminar am ddim

Yr Athro Mick Waters yn siarad fel rhan o’n Cyfres Weminar #DatgloiArweinyddiaeth. Yn archwilio arweinyddiaeth yng Nghymru a'i chyd-destun addysgol

Ar gyfer arweinwyr ysgolion, addysg bellach ac ieuenctid

Cadw lle

Jennifer Burns is Head Teacher of Westhill Primary in Aberdeenshire

Join her on 11 Nov 4:30pm for an #InternationalBlether with colleagues from Ireland & Wales

Free booking required

#TriNationsLeadership @cslireland @EducationScot #LeadershipAcademy

Pennaeth Ysgol Gynradd Westhill yn Aberdeen yw Jennifer Burns

Ymunwch â hi ar 11 Tach 4:30pm am #BletherRhyngwladol gyda chydweithwyr o Iwerddon a Chymru

Am ddim, cadwch lle

@cslireland @EducationScot #ArweinyddiaethTairCenedl

Myfyrio, ailwefru...... a chofiwch eich bod yn Bennaeth newydd!

Pennaeth Coleg Malvern yn Chengdu yw Andreas Mai Saes, mae'n rhannu ei phrofiadau o fod yn bennaeth newydd yng nghanol pandemig byd-eang.

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Reflect, recharge………and remember you’re a new Head!

Andreas May Saes, Head of Malvern College in Chengdu shares her experiences of being a new head in the middle of a global pandemic.

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