National Leaders of Education (NLEs)


National Leaders of Education (NLEs) are outstanding head teachers/ principals who collaborate with colleagues in schools and use their experience and skills to help support them in challenging circumstances. NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards in addition to leading their own school.

At Barnsley Teaching School Alliance we are able to help broker support to schools within Barnsley and beyond. Our designated NLEs can be requested by name or we can advise who is best suited for individual particular settings.

If you are interested in discussing your school to school support needs with us please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Di’Iasio or Julie Tallant to discuss your requirements.

Theresa Di’Iasio  – Barnsley TSA Director –

Julie Tallant – Barnsley TSA Manager –


Barnsley TSA currently have 2 NLEs designated from a Secondary and Cross-phase Special School:

Click on the SLE name to view their individual SLE Pen Portrait

Kate Davies

Dave Whitaker