In 2015 the successor of SMEI entitled “Research to Empower Educational Leaders” (REEL) was formed. REEL is an organisation open to all people within the education sector, acknowledging that school leaders currently work with teachers, parents, students, ancillary staff and outside agencies. As an organisation REEL aims to:
* provide a forum for the dissemination of information and research relating to education and educational leadership
* explore and offer the opportunity for discussion, learning and development between likeminded people
* liaise with other interested national and international organisations
REEL will achieve this through both traditional and modern means including publication of an online magazine (e-zine), and meetings where research in the area of education will be presented. Some of the presentations will also be made available online.