Specialist Leaders of Education

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below the Headteacher, for example Assistant Headteachers, Key Stage, Phase and Subject Leaders or School Business Managers, with at least two years’ experience in a particular field of expertise. They have the capacity, skills and commitment to support other individuals or teams in leadership positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders achieve it in their own context. The SLE concept is about recognising leaders who are excellent at what they do and are able to help leaders in other schools to improve.

SLEs will be expected to be able to evidence that their work has had a positive impact. Regardless of the type of support delivered, the ultimate aim will always be to contribute significantly to improving outcomes for children and young people by developing the capacity of peer leaders in other schools.

Role of SLEs

SLEs will work beyond their own schools, supporting individual or groups of leaders using a high-level coaching or facilitation approach that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area. This may involve a variety of support approaches, such as:

  • One to one support
  • Facilitated group support
  • Use and analysis of data
  • Diagnosis of strengths and areas for development

SLE DIRECTORY

If you would like to deploy an SLE in your school please contact Mrs Annemarie Moore who is the SLE coordinator for our Alliance.

e-mail:                 amoore@stthomasmore.org.uk

Telephone:         0191 4995040

 

Secondary

     

Name

Area of Expertise

School

Role in School

Annmarie Moore Maths St Thomas More, Blaydon Deputy Head Teacher
Catherine Walton Secondary English Tanfield Comprehensive HOD
Kathryn Williams Secondary English Prudhoe Comprehensive AH
Clare Rossi Mathematics St Mary’s, Longbenton HOD
Robert Gamesby Geography St Mary’s St Mary’s, Longbenton HOD
Matthew McAuley Science St Thomas More, Blaydon HOD
David Shield ICT Whole School strategic lead St Thomas More, Blaydon AH Curriculum
Linda Dodd Mathematics St Thomas More, Blaydon HOD
Sue Cosgrove MFL St Mary’s, Longbenton AST in MFL
Philippa Sanderson Maths St Thomas More, Blaydon Deputy Director of Sixth Form
Natalie Baker Science St Mary’s, Longbenton Deputy Head of Science
Stuart Mirfin ITT and NQT development St Thomas More, Blaydon Coordinating Induction Tutor
Claire Maltby Music Heworth Grange Head of Music
Alicia McKenna MFL Whickham School and Sports College Deputy faculty Leader, MFL and Social
Catherine Lennox History St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of History
Elizabeth Lupton Science Heworth Grange, Gateshead Head of Post 16
Nick Wood Leadership of Curriculum St Thomas More, Blaydon Deputy Head Teacher
Lisa Hood English, Leadership of CPD St Thomas More, Blaydon T and L Co-ordinator, English teacher, OTP co-ordinator
Lloyd Wood Maths, Leadership of CPD St Thomas More, Blaydon Lead for Teaching School, Maths teacher.
Sarah Olsen Drama St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of Drama
Louise Ford English St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of English
Andrew Strachan ICT St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of ICT
Bridget Rutherford RE St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of RE
Helen Mackie MFL St Thomas More, Blaydon Head of German
Ann-Marie Peace Design and Technology St Thomas More, Blaydon Teacher of Design and Technology
Kate Lang Science Whickham School and Sports College Lead Practitioner in Science
Simon Alexander ICTLeadership of Curriculum

Assessment

CPD

Whickham School and Sports College Deputy Faculty Leader – IT, Business, Technology
Jillian Turner CPDLeadership of Curriculum

English

St Thomas More, Blaydon Assistant Head Teacher

Primary

     

Name

Area of Expertise

School

Role in School

Catherine Armstrong KS2 lead and  Maths Cumbria Primary School KS2 Lead
Helen McCarron Early Years, Phonics Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Gateshead EY Leader, Year 1 Teacher
Rebecca O’Neill English Front Street Primary School, Whickham Literacy coordinator and Phase Leader
Stephane Bommel Leadership of curriculum, MFL St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newcastle Assistant head teacher
Joanne Geddes SEN St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon SEND

CoPhase Leader

 

Martyn Kelly Assessment, CPD, Leadership of curriculum Whickham Front Street Primary School, Gateshead KS2 Manager/Curriculum Manager/ Year 5 and 6 Teacher