Wymondham College Principal chosen for key school support role
4th November 2016

The Principal and staff at Wymondham College have been selected for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers.


Jonathan Taylor  is one of more than 90 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 (NSS) - 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. The type of support provided is flexible and can sometimes involve NLEs becoming executive headteachers. They also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.


Wymondham College is also one of over 30 schools that has been selected to become a teaching school, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession.


Jonathan Taylor said:  “ I am delighted that  Wymondham College has has been awarded teaching school status and that we are now designated as a national support school. These awards recognise the excellent work that College staff do on a daily basis. We look forward to further sharing this expertise with other schools across the region.  ”


Many NLEs/NSSs report improved outcomes at the schools they support.


Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:


“I’d like to congratulate Wymondham College and Jonathan Taylor on being designated as a teaching school and a national leader of education. They should be very proud of this achievement.


“Teaching schools and NLEs are at the heart of school improvement. They’re supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders. At NCTL, we want to do all we can to support their work. “


Successful heads have been invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.