Becoming a National Support School

Newquay Principal chosen for key school support role.
The Principal and staff at Trenance Learning Academy have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Clare Crowle is one of 70 headteachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.
NLEs along with staff in their school - designated a National Support School - use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.
NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support, or to those in transition to federation or academy status. The type of support provided is flexible and can often involve NLEs becoming executive headteacher. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.
Clare Crowle, Principal at Trenance Learning Academy said: “I am incredibly proud and honoured to be appointed as a National Leader of Education and Trenance designated as a National School Support. Trenance has been an Outstanding School since 2010 and we look forward to helping more children to achieve their full potential across Cornwall.”
Many NLEs/NSSs report improved exam results at the schools they support, as well as their own.
Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s great that heads like Lisa are willing to look beyond their own school gates to help more and more pupils achieve. We now have well over 1,000 National Leaders of Education and their efforts are at the heart of a self-improving, school-led education system.
“School-to-school support is having a growing impact with benefits for both the schools being supported and those providing the support.”
Successful heads will be invited to attend a formal induction and training event in October for the role in driving school improvement.
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For further information contact: Headteacher, Trenance Learning Academy on 01637 874532.
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