Headteacher scoops top support role

Adrian Reed
Adrian Reed

The headteacher and staff of a group of Boston schools have been selected for a top role supporting colleagues in challenging circumstances.

Adrian Reed, who leads Staniland Academy and The Boston Witham Academies Federation, is one of only 144 headteachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.

NLEs use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their school - designated a National Support School - to provide additional help to others.

The deployment is tailor-made to suit the needs of each school needing support, or those in transition to federation or academy status.

Mr Reed (pictured) said:  “Whilst it is an incredible honour to be designated a National Leader of Education, I am under no illusion that this is actually a recognition of the work of the outstanding and inspirational staff of The Boston Witham Academies Federation which I have the privilege to lead”.

Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s great that heads like Adrian Reed are willing to look beyond their own school gates to help more and more pupils achieve.

“School-to-school support is having a growing impact and the results speak for themselves with benefits for both the schools being supported and those providing the support.”