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Leadership Survey

We're asking leaders from across the education system in Wales to share their views, opinions and experiences in our first National Leadership Survey.

Professional Learning

Leading Professional Learning, a new online resource to help school leaders in Wales bring fresh, strategic thinking to how they lead professional learning within their school and beyond.
Geraldine Foley

Case Studies

Read case studies from leaders in the sector, with the latest practical advice, featuring guest authors from both Wales & across the world.
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Insight Series

Our Insight Series introduces new, evidence-informed thinking of international policy and academic literatures in the form of research commissions, reviews, and opinion pieces.

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.


What we do

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Quality Assurance
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.
Leadership Development
Our Leadership Development opportunities ensure that leaders are empowered, inspired and motivated.
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.
Strategic 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.
Stakeholder Engagement Framework
The National Academy for Educational Leadership has established an extensive Stakeholder Engagement Framework which aims to work with key stakeholder networks and forums that represent all areas of educational leadership across Wales and internationally.
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