National Leaders of Education – NLE

National leaders of education (NLEs) are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders to provide high quality support to those who need it most.

Caroline Thayre, NLE, Executive Principal of Robsack Wood Primary Academy

I am the Executive Principal at Robsack Wood Primary Academy.

I am passionate about initial teacher training and represent Robsack Wood as the Lead school as part of the East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership which operates as a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

Earlier this year I was appointed as a National Leader of Education and Robsack Wood was selected to become a National Teaching School in conjunction with the National College of Teaching and Learning. We are one of 54 academies/schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round. We are also the first primary academy to be accredited as a Teaching School in Hastings and St Leonards. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify and develop leadership potential; they provide support for other schools, and work with schools across their alliance to raise standards of teaching.