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About National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is a central feature of the education reform journey set out in Education in Wales: Our national mission, update October 2020, where it is identified by Welsh Government as a key driver of Enabling Objective 2: Leadership working collaboratively to raise standards.

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Our Quality Assurance work includes a comprehensive range of high-quality, equitable and innovative professional learning and development opportunities that are accessible to all leaders.


Our Innovation activities are designed to enable educational leaders to create and sustain a true innovation culture, pioneering new approaches to leadership.


Effective system leadership drives self-improvement and our flagship Associate model is at the heart of the work we are taking forward in Wales.


High-quality, Wales-specific leadership resources, informed by the best evidence from Wales and internationally, supporting professionals to continually challenge and refine their approaches to leadership.


Our Insight Series includes leadership policy and practice that is grounded in and directly informed by research and evidence from Wales and internationally.


The well-being of leaders is prioritised and systematically supported, creating a sustainable and resilient leadership workforce capable of being a key driver of lasting, systemic change.

Workforce Development

We are working towards creating a system where leadership roles are attractive and leaders are motivated to remain and develop within the profession.

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