About National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom's Department for Education which offers headteachers, school leaders, senior children's services leaders and teachers opportunities for professional development. It works to improve the quality of the education and early years workforce and helps schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachersIt was established in 2000 as the National College for School Leadership but the college changed its name to the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services in September 2009. It reverted to National College for School Leadership on 1 June 2011. It had originally been established as a non-departmental public body, but became an executive agency of the Department for Education on 1 April 2012. On 1 April 2013 the college merged with the Teaching Agency to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership.