Our Head Teacher, Andy Lole, becomes a National Leader of Education and we become a National Support School

We are very proud to announce that the head teacher and staff at Mulberry Bush have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Andy Lole is one of only 100 head teachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.

He will now be invited to the National College’s Learning and Conference Centre in Nottingham in July for a formal induction and training for the role in driving school improvement.

NLEs use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their school – designated a National Support School – to provide additional leadership capability in struggling schools or those in transition to federation or academy status. The deployment is tailor-made to suit the needs of each school. The type of support provided is flexible and can involve NLEs becoming acting or executive head teacher of the client school or schools. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.