Our impact

We will use this site to regularly publish evidence of impact from the work of the strategy. Highlights from the 2016/17 academic year include;

Leadership Advocates

Each KAH Area Board has appointed a Leadership Advocate. These experienced Headteachers will play an important role by listening and talking to Headteachers in their areas about leadership challenges, celebrating and sharing innovative practice and ensuring that all schools are aware of opportunities available to them and their staff.

System Leadership

The 2016/17 academic year saw the appointment of a further 11 Kent Leaders of Education (KLEs) and [42+June 2017 numbers] Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)


The Headteachers’ Conference held in October 2016 was attended by 239 Headteachers, a 30% increase on 2015. A System Leadership Conference held in June 2016 brought together 40 KLEs, National Leaders of Education (NLEs) and National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) to share expertise and insights to further develop the impact of system leadership on school improvement.

Headteacher Induction

A new and revised Headteacher Induction programme was launched. Designed and led by experienced Headteachers, with contributions from senior LA Officers, the programme provided new Headteachers with important information, facilitated visits to schools and connected them with professional support networks.