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National Leader of Education

NLEs are outstanding Headteachers who work with schools in challenging circumstances to support school improvement. NLEs are designated by NCTL and are experienced Headteachers of Ofsted graded outstanding schools. Because their support role will often include members of their own staff, the school of a National Leader of Education is called a National Support School.

Matthew has been Headteacher at Kings’ School since September 2013; he was previously Deputy Headteacher at Brookfield Community School and then Headteacher at Crofton School. He chairs the Hampshire School Leaders’ Children and Families Committee.

Matthew has some experience as a mentor for new headteachers and has been deployed as a Consultant Headteacher as part of his National Leader of Education role. He has been closely involved in setting up the Winchester Teaching School Alliance and is committed to raising standards for young people wherever they go to school.

Matthew Leeming

Headteacher, Kings’ School