East Ham headteacher chosen to help schools in challenging circumstances

Dr Dayo Olukoshi has been chosen for a key school supporting role

Dr Dayo Olukoshi has been chosen for a key school supporting role - Credit: Archant

A Newham headteacher has been chosen to play a key role in supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Dr Dayo Olukoshi, head teacher at Brampton Manor Academy, in Roman Road, East Ham, is one of 96 head teachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education.

He will now be invited to the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s learning and conference centre in Nottingham in October for a formal induction and training for the role in driving school improvement.

Dr Olukoshi said: “This is great news for Brampton Manor. We believe strongly that the most effective way to secure system-wide school improvement is through school to school support. Becoming a National Support School will bring additional resources to help us develop exciting partnerships with other schools for the benefit of all our students.”

Scuh leaders use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their school - designated a National Support School - to provide additional leadership capability in struggling schools or those in transition to federation or academy status.

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The deployment is tailor-made to suit the needs of each school. The type of support provided is flexible and can involve NLEs becoming acting or executive headteacher of the client school or schools. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.

Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s great that heads like Dr Olukoshi are willing to look beyond their own school gates to help more and more pupils achieve. Their efforts will be at the heart of a self-improving, school-led education system.”

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