Moira Marder - Awarded National Leader of Education Status

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is delighted to announce that Moira Marder, our Chief Executive Officer, along with other MAT staff, has been selected for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers.

Moira is one of more than 50 CEOs/headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education in the latest recruitment round.

National leaders of education along with staff in their school – appointed as national support schools – use their knowledge and experience to provide additional leadership capability in other schools in need of support.

The type of support provided is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each individual school. National leaders of education also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.


Moira Marder said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been designated NLE status. I am very proud of the progress the schools in my multi academy trust have made and I very much look forward to working with other schools that are on a rapid school improvement journey.”


The Department for Education (DfE) has responsibility for the appointment of NLEs and the quality of the NLE programme. There are now over 1,250 NLEs across England.

Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, said:

 “I would like to congratulate Moira Marder and St James school, Exeter on being appointed as a national leader of education and national support school. They should be very proud of this achievement.

“National leaders of education are supporting other schools and developing the next generation of leaders.“


Successful CEOs/headteachers will be invited to attend a regional induction event