System leader designation review
Find out how teaching schools, NLEs and NLGs are reviewed and how to appeal a decision.
The review policy for each system leadership role covers the:
- review process and criteria
- possible outcomes of a review
- implications of removal of system leadership designation
Read the review policy and criteria for your system leadership role:
National leaders of education (NLEs) and national support schools (NSSs) review policy (PDF, 103KB, 11 pages)
Teaching schools review policy (PDF, 127KB, 14 pages)
National leaders of governance (NLGs) review policy (PDF, 134KB, 12 pages)
For further information on the review of teaching schools, NLEs, NSSs and NLGs please contact:
Review of system leadership roles
You can submit an appeal if your system leadership designation is removed:
System leader review of designation appeal form (MS Word Document, 75.7KB)
System leader review of designation appeal policy (PDF, 46.7KB, 4 pages)
For further information on the appeals procedure, please contact:
Purpose of review
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) will review 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, NLEs, NSSs and 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.