Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills and experience to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. This outreach work typically involves coaching or mentoring other leaders to create sustainable improvements in key areas of school development. Have a look at our SLEs across the REAch2 regions to see how they can support you.

How do I request SLE support?

If you need support in a particular area of the curriculum or within a leadership team, we can help find a suitable SLE to support you. As a National Teaching School, we broker all requests for SLE support and handle all aspects of the quality assurance process. Email etsa@tidemillacademy.org for more information or to download our support request form.

Meet our SLEs:

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
Behaviour and Safeguarding David Petty,
Tidemill Academy,
Deptford, London.
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  • Deputy Head
  • Support to SLT
  • Consultations on Prevent strategy and effective signposting in CP cases.
  • Safeguarding auditing
  • Coaching trainer
Behaviour and Pastoral Care Katy Dolling,
Aerodrome Academy,
Croydon, London.
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  • Assistant Head
  • Behaviour, PSHE and Pastoral leadership
  • Coaching
  • OTP facilitator
  • Leadership of TAs
Special Educational Needs, Phonics, Assessment Sarah Kelley-Day,
Tymberwood Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • Deputy Head
  • Inclusion Manager.
  • Previous Leading Teacher for Achievement for All project
  • Moderated School Reviews
  • Nurture provision
Special Educational Needs Sarah Kelley-Day,
Tymberwood Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • Assistant Head
  • Speech and Language Resource Base Manager
Maths Daniel Hall,
Aerodrome Academy,
Croydon, London.
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  • Phase Leader for Years 5/6
  • Mentoring and supporting teachers at various stages of their Maths leadership and pedagogy
  • Implementation of curriculum
  • Maths workshops
English Sarah Wallace,
Aerodrome Academy,
Croydon, London.
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  • Deputy Head
  • Leadership of T&L
  • Rose Reviews and Teaching and Learning Reviews
  • English subject leader
  • Development of Guided Reading approaches
  • Training & Development
English, Phonics Laura Wallace,
Robert Fitzroy Academy,
Croydon, London.
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  • Year 3 & 4 Phase Leadership
  • English leadership
  • NQT, School Direct support
  • Mentoring experience at a range of levels
English (writing) Laurence Hazel,

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  • - Year 5/5 Phase Lead
  • Writing Lead
  • Training & Development
English (reading) Jessica Barnett

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  • Reading Lead
  • Reciprocal reading
Phonics Kasia Kowalewska,
Tymberwood Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • Assistant Headteacher
  • Phonics leadership and practice
  • Data analysis and monitoring
  • Mentoring experience at a range of levels
  • Year 2, 3 & 4 leadership
MFL Kerri-Anne Bannon,
Tidemill Academy,
Deptford, London.
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  • MFL Lead
  • LKS2 Phase Leadership
  • Subject leader support
  • Teacher support
  • Training and development
  • P4C Leadership
Science Katie Barrett,
Aerodrome Academy,
Croydon, London.
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  • ‘Leader of Learning’
  • Science Leadership
  • Mentoring experience at a range of levels
  • Development of Cornerstones curriculum
  • Achieved silver level Primary Science Quality Mark for two schools
Science Johnathan Shannon

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  • Science Leadership
  • Mentoring experience
Early Years Lindsey Davies,
Copperfield Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • Team development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Data analysis
  • Transition to and from the Foundation Stage
  • Planning support
Early Years Laura-Jane Daniels

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  • EYFS Leader
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Data analysis
  • Transition to and from the Foundation Stage
  • Planning support

NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
English Susan Gallagher,
Langtons Junior Academy,
Harlow, Essex.
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  • Assistant Head
  • Lower KS2 leadership
  • Support for year group leaders
  • Coaching and mentoring experience at a range of levels
  • Curriculum development and leadership
  • CPD leadership
  • Moderation support
Early Years Assessment Nikki Mackie,
Green Ridge Primary Academy,
Aylesbury.
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  • Assistant Head
  • Head of Early Years
  • Assessment lead
  • Curriculum leadership
  • Change management
  • Coaching and mentoring

EAST ANGLIA REGION

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
Early Years Helen Roscoe,
St Margaret’s Academy
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  • Early Years Lead
  • Previously an Early Years Consultant
  • Training and Development
  • Coaching
  • Moderation
  • Action planning

WEST MIDLANDS REGION

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
Assessment, English and Maths Anna Pavard, Norton Canes Academy, Staffordshire. Images
  • Deputy Head
  • Support to SLT
  • Whole school assessment practices
  • English and Maths leadership
  • Curriculum development
  • Change management
Early Years Emma Fox, Springhill Primary Academy. Images
  • Senior Leader
  • Early Years Lead
  • Mentor Support
  • Previous Early Years Consultant and OFSTED inspector
Maths, Leadership of curriculum Rachael Dobbie, Manor Park Academy. Images
  • Assistant Head Teacher
  • Maths Leadership
  • Training and Development
  • Coaching and mentoring
English and Maths Daniel Cooke, Oakfield Primary School. Images
  • Curriculum Leader
  • Literacy / Numeracy coordinator
  • Training and Development
  • Coaching and mentoring
EYFS Azrat Saghir Images
  • Assistant Head Teacher
  • Early Years Leadership
  • Phonic Lead
  • Moderator for Birmingham Local Authority
EYFS Kayleigh Livingstone Images
  • EYFS Lead

LOCAL LEADERS OF EDUCATION (LLEs)

LLEs are outstanding Headteachers or principals designated by the Endeavour Teaching School Alliance to support other Headteachers and School Leaders. They use their skills and experience to support local schools requiring assistance.

If you are interested in support from an NLE please contact the Endeavour teaching school.

OUTSTANDING TEACHER MENTORS

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
Leader of pedagogy Carolyn Waterworth,
Tymberwood Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • UKS2 Phase leader
  • English subject leader
  • Led dramatic improvements in Year 6 outcomes
  • Implemented successful 1:1 feedback programme
  • Mentoring for teachers at different stages of their career
Leader of Science and Computing Richard Balding

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  • Science lead
  • Computing lead
  • Cross curricular links
  • Innovation
Year 5/6 teacher
KS2 Regional Adventure Ambassador
Lesley Fraser

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  • Expertise is mainly in upper KS2
  • Specialist subjects are maths and science
  • Regional Adventure Ambassador for 11B411
Year 3 teacher Laura Dimmock

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  • Y3 class teacher
  • Science lead
  • ICT lead
  • Mentor to other NQTs
Year 6 teacher Paris Turner

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  • Year 6 teacher
  • both KS1 and KS2 children
  • English lead
KS1 Phase leader Steph Robinson

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  • Key Stage 1 phase leader for 3 years
  • Reading
  • Worked with children with a range of special needs

If you would like support please contact Andrea Wright at Endeavour teaching school on 0208 692 3470 or etsa@tidemillacademy.org.

 

Outstanding Teacher Mentors

If you are looking for help in supporting classroom teachers, you may wish to contact us to discuss commissioning an Outstanding Teacher Mentor (OTM). All our OTMs have gone through a rigorous selection process and are fully trained in developing and mentoring teachers.

 

To request support for a leader or teacher in your school please download and complete our request form and return to Andrea Wright at etsa@tidemillacademy.org.

 

How do I become an SLE?

The Endeavour Teaching School Alliance holds recruitment cycles at several points during the year depending on regional and national need. We will advertise recruitment periods on our website and via direct mail. If you would like us to keep you informed of dates as they arise, please contact etsa@tidemillacademy.org to be added to our mailing list.

 

 

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this support and have taken so much from it. The SLE has been extremely helpful, supportive and encouraging throughout. I had very low confidence in teaching English prior to this so was very anxious about this process however the SLE always made me feel so comfortable and put me at ease. She has continually helped with any questions or queries I have had. I have improved my teaching hugely and the results are clearly evident. The most important thing that this experience has given me is a true passion to teach English. I have loved this experience and have learnt so much that will stay with me."

 

"I would like to thank the SLE for her excellent support. It gave our teacher the extra boost that she needed to push her back on track, and she has gone from strength to strength ever since."

 

"Thanks for supporting our teacher in your school yesterday. She was really motivated when she got back. It has definitely helped to demonstrate the expectations of year 6 and what can be achieved in the classroom and in reading across the school"