National Leaders of Education (NLE)

NLEs are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders to provide high quality support to those who need it most.

Carl Orlans OTP ITP Malmesbury Avon Teaching School Alliance
Tim Gilson, Chief Executive Officer of Athelstan Trust

Tim is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Athelstan Trust and has been Headteacher of Malmesbury School (11-18 mixed comprehensive of approximately 1329 students) since 2008.

The Athelstan Trust is a MAT consisting of three secondary schools in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and Malmesbury School is the lead school in the Avon Teaching School Alliance.

Tim has been a teacher for 25 years in London, Kenya and Wiltshire and is a National Leader of Education. He spent a year working for Ofsted as a seconded Inspector and has since served as an Ofsted Inspector.

Tim has served as Chair of the Wiltshire Association of Secondary Headteachers and as a member of the Wiltshire Safeguarding Improvement Board. He also spent three years on the Independent Monitoring Board of HMP/YOI Ashfield.

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