NLE National Leaders of Education

National Leader of Education (NLE)

 Anne Redmond – Executive Principal

NLE, MA (Process Consultancy), MA (Education), B ED (Hons), NPQH, DASE (Special Needs)

Anne Redmond has worked in special education for 33 years. Anne is CEO of Kingfisher Learning Trust, and has been Headteacher (now Executive Principal) of Kingfisher Special School since January 2005, with the highest of aspirations and expectations. During those 16 years, Anne has led the school through four Ofsted inspections receiving 4 Outstanding Ofsted judgments in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2019. Anne has been a National Leader of Education (NLE) since 2009 and leads a cohort 1 National Teaching School.

Anne is an inspirational leader, passionate about raising standards and achievements for all.~ She has a commitment to personal leadership discovery and developing and preparing leaders for the future through coaching and self-reflection. As such, she obtained her MA in Process Consultancy from the University of Manchester in 2013. In 2015, Anne was a Fellowship Programme participant, working on a question posed by the NCTL that focused on system leadership. Anne is also an Executive Coach.

Anne strongly believes in system leadership and supports the system as a NLE in a range of ways including school-to-school support offers in both mainstream and special school settings. Until recently Anne has been the Strategic Lead for the Oldham Schools Alliance (OSA) and has led the restructure of the Association of Primary Heads in response to the changing national policy context in relation to developing a self-improving school system. Anne was a Commissioner on the Oldham Education and Skills Commission and now supports the strategic body that leads the work.