Together we Exceed

System Leaders

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools are delighted to have high quality system leaders working to support other schools through the Teaching Schools. System leaders are school leaders who work beyond their own school to provide leadership support (middle and senior) to support school improvement.

Make an enquiry

Schools commission the support of system leader through Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools. Please contact us on to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your needs. Please do not contact the system leader directly; they’ll refer you back to the Teaching Schools. Details of the daily rates of each system leader and how we deploy them are available here.

National Leaders of Education (NLE)

  • Duncan Jacques, CEO, Exceed Academies Trust
  • Richard Edwards, Headteacher, Farnham Primary School
  • Trevor Loft, Executive Headteacher, Bradford Central PRU

National Leaders of Governance (NLG)

  • Saima Mahmood, Chair of Governors, Horton Grange Primary School
  • Nadia Hussain, Chair of Governors, Copthorne Primary School

Local Leaders of Education (LLE)

  • Bryan Harrison, Executive Headteacher, Miriam Lord Primary School
  • Nigel Cooper, Headteacher, Wibsey Primary School
  • Christabel Shepherd, Headteacher, Copthorne Primary School
  • Carol Stephenson, Headteacher, Horton Grange Primary School
  • Salma Rahman, Headteacher, Horton Park Primary School
  • Jackie Bracewell, Head of School, Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families
  • Michael Thorp, Headteacher, Crossley hall Primary School

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools has 43 Specialist Leaders of Education from within its formal partnership of schools and multi-academy trusts. They cover a wide range of specialist areas including:

  • Assessment
  • Leadership of CPD
  • School business management and financial management
  • Leadership of curriculum
  • Closing the gap
  • Early years
  • English
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Maths
  • Phonics
  • Science
  • Special educational needs (SEN)
  • Support for the most able
  • Initial teacher training (ITT) and newly qualified teacher (NQT) development
  • Behaviour and discipline
Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

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