National Leaders of Education (NLEs)

The aim of national leaders of education is to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.  This is one part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school system. Only head teachers from Outstanding schools are able to apply. 

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Bev Ball (Head teacher at By Brook Valley CE Primary School)

I spent the whole of my teaching career in Wiltshire.  During these years as a teacher, I taught across the whole primary age range, including in EYFS.  Also, I have  worked for the Local Authority SEN team and held the post of SENCo in two schools.  This has given me a broad and detailed understanding of learning and of effective ways to support colleagues to maximising the impact of their teaching on outcomes for all groups of learners. 

Before becoming Head of By Brook Valley, I was Deputy Head in both an infant and a primary school.  Both posts included periods of acting headship providing leadership stability prior to permanent head teachers being appointed. Between September 2015 and August 2016 I was also the Executive Head for Sherston Primary School, providing secure leadership and a focus on continued school development pending the appointment of a substantive head.

In 2010, I became a Local Leader of Education beginning the extension of my career into school support.  From this date on I have worked both as an LLE and a Local Authority Support Advisor, becoming a National Leader of Education in 2017.  Across all of these roles much of my work has been focused on supporting schools in challenging circumstances, building leadership capacity and developing systems and structures focused on successful school improvement.

Away from school, I love to read and relax with family and friends - and also enjoy retail therapy!  

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