SPECIALIST LEADERS OF EDUCATION 


We have a full range of specialisms covered by the team of SLEs who all have a proven record in school to school support.

Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like, and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The Schools White Paper introduced the concept of the SLE role, which will help to improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to peer learning, ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes for children. This designation recognises the important role that many senior and middle leaders play in supporting their peers to develop.

Key points:

  • Whilst SLEs will be outstanding at what they do, they can come from any school, regardless of the school's Ofsted grade. However, the head and chair of governors must agree that the school has the capacity to release them.
  • SLEs need to meet strict designation criteria.
  • SLEs have expertise in a specific area, for example a subject area, inclusion, literacy, early years, behaviour or school business management. A list of areas of expertise can be found on our website.
  • There is no pre-defined time commitment for SLE work because models and types of deployment will vary, but on average it will be around 15 days a year.
  • There are no plans to have a pay scale for SLEs, or a set payment rate for SLE time. Deployment may result in some funding for the SLE's school, although this will need to be agreed by all parties involved and by the appropriate teaching school alliance. Even if remuneration does not take the form of direct funding, it could involve an exchange of services that may help support or enhance an area of the SLE's school.

SLE Recruitment

SLE application form

SLE application guidance


Current SLE's

Subject / Expertise

Name

Profile

Computing / ICT

Jonathan Weir

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Data and AssessmentPaul Creed

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EnglishKate Billington

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EnglishFrances Harrison - Marks

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EnglishAnna Kane

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GeographyLynsey Bashford

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GeographyJoseph Brennan

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GeographyBen Norton

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MathematicsPaula Cunliffe

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MathematicsAllan Nugent

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MathematicsEmma Scott

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MathematicsPaul Coffey

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MusicBeverley Harrison

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Music Jay Bradley

Profile

Music / Teaching and LearningGraham Warner

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Physical Education / Health and DanceJames Horman

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Religious StudiesNadine Dewhurst

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Religious StudiesGrace Kelly

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ScienceVictoria Brown

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ScienceDave Gash

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ScienceLee Humphreys

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ScienceKaren Parker

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ScienceNicola Sollars

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ScienceScott Maclean

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Science / Team Building / Behaviour ManagementNicola Caldwell

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Teaching and Learning / Behaviour and AttendanceDaniel Morgan

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LLE - Leadership, Quality Assurance, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Pastoral CarePeter Mayland

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History, Geography, Middle Leadership

Dave Thoburn

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Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : jane.kennedy@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Teaching School Contact Info

Miss Natasha Waters
Position : Teaching School Administrator
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : natasha.waters@stjohnbosco.org.uk