System leader designation review
Find out how teaching schools, NLEs, LLEs 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:
Teaching schools review policy (PDF, 133KB, 10 pages)
National leaders of education (NLEs) and national support schools (NSSs) review policy (PDF, 112KB, 7 pages)
National leaders of governance (NLGs) review policy (PDF, 134KB, 12 pages)
Local leaders of education (LLEs) review policy (PDF, 94.6KB, 5 pages)
For further information on the review of teaching schools, NLEs, NSSs, NLGs and LLEs 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 policy (PDF, 79.4KB, 3 pages)
System leader review of designation appeal form (MS Word Document, 150KB)
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, NLGs and LLEs.
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.