The centre offers a client-based partnership service and a portfolio aimed at the production and delivery of research, knowledge transfer and consultancy.

Three key areas of work in NILE are: leadership and management within schools and higher education institutions (HEIs), including Catholic school leadership and management; pedagogic leadership; and the leadership and management of pastoral care. These are embedded in a wider range of evaluative research and audit services, institutional improvement interventions and accredited/non-accredited CPD.

NILE - Newman Institute for Leadership in Education