Our National Leader of Education

Laleh is one of the executive headteachers at Gipsy Hill Federation, working across 6 schools in two local authorities. She is also an NLE linked to Gipsy Hill Teaching School and is supporting the Women Leading in Education programme as an NLE. Before becoming an executive headteacher, she worked in range of roles many of them in the field of inclusion. She has also been a school governor for 8 years.


Gipsy Hill Federation comprises of a group of schools who work collaboratively together to raise achievement and standards for their pupils. Much of the journey to outstanding for the schools has relied on evidence based inclusive practice; high quality professional development and  developing leadership capacity across the schools. Laleh has supported all the schools in the Federation to become outstanding places of education.


In recent years, she has supported the schools through leadership and system changes. Laleh believes that schools are at their best when the vision and ethos of the school are clearly communicated by school leaders to all stakeholders.

Further information about how to request NLE support can be found here.


Kingswood Primary School (Upper Site)

188 Gipsy Road


SE27 9RD

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