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
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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  • Year3 & 4 Phase Leadership
  • English leadership
  • NQT, School Direct support
  • Mentoring experience at a range of levels
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
Early Years Lindsey Crerie,
Copperfield Academy,
Gravesend, Kent.
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  • Team development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Data analysis
  • Transition to and from the Foundation Stage
  • Planning support

NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Specialism SLE Experience and support offered
English Kate Savage,
Waterlane Academy
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  • KS1 Phase Leader
  • English Lead
  • T&L Mentor
  • Coaching
  • Raising attainment in Reading & Writing
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

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

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.

National Leaders of Education (NLEs)

NLEs are outstanding Headteachers or principals designated by the National College. Together with staff in their schools (designated National Support Schools), they use their skills and experience to support schools requiring assistance. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs may work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.

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

 

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 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"