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

Individual SLE profiles are available on request.

Name

Subject

Allan Nugent
Profile
Maths
Anna Marie Kane
Profile
English
Ben Norton
Profile
Geography
Beverley Harrison
Profile
Music
Cathy Strode Literacy
Dave Gash
Profile
Teaching and Learning in Science (Physics Specialism)
Emma Scott
Profile
Maths
Frances 
Harrison-Marks
Profile  
English
Gail Wake
Profile
History
Grace Kelly
Profile
RE
Graham Warner
Profile
Music; Continuous Professional Development
James Horman
Profile
PE
Jason Roberts
Profile
Assesment/Behaviour/Discipline and Closing Gap
Jay Bradley
Profile
Music; Teaching and Learning
Jonathan Weir
Profile
Computing; ICT
Joseph Brennan
Profile
Geography
Karen Cleary English
Karen Parker
Profile
Science
Kate Billington
Profile
English
Lee Humphreys
Profile
Science
Lynsey Bashford
Profile
Geography
Nadine Dewhurst
Profile
RE
Nicola Caldwell
Profile
Team building, prioritising for rapid improvements, behaviour management skills and pupil engagement.
Nicola Sollars
Profile
Science
Paul Coffey
Profile
Numeracy
Paul Creed
Profile
Data and Assessment
Paula Cunliffe
Profile
Maths
Pauline Ellison Performing Arts; Development of Cultural Education
Ruth Partington
Maths
Scott Maclean
Profile
Science
Victoria Brown
Profile
Science

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