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National Support School


National Support School and National Leader in Education

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has designated Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy as a National Support School and the Headteacher, Nicola Walters, as a National Leader of Education.

The National Leaders of Education (NLEs) and National Support Schools Programme (NSS) is about using people’s skills to make a difference to the educational experience of more children. In addition to running their own outstanding schools, NLEs work with their National Support School staff in schools that are facing challenging circumstances. They and their team work to increase the leadership capacity in these schools and help to raise standards.

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