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This guidance is for:
school leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
national leaders of education and national support schools
national leaders of governance
The Department for Education (DfE) will review the designation of system leaders where they appear to:
no longer meet the eligibility criteria
be failing to carry out the role as intended
This process ensures the credibility of teaching schools, national leaders of education (NLEs), national support schools and national leaders of governance (NLGs).
Review panels are school-led and held 3 times a year in the spring, summer and autumn terms. In certain circumstances, reviews may take place at any time. For example, where there is evidence of professional misconduct.
You can submit an appeal if your teaching school or system leadership designation is removed. Appeals must be submitted by the individual or accountable officer - they cannot be submitted by third parties.
If you have any further questions about the review of designation process please contact: