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Support from Specialist Leaders of Education

The alliance has twenty-seven Specialist Leaders of Education that are available to support in other schools. 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.

If you are an outstanding middle or senior leader and are interested in the possibility of becoming a Specialist Leader of Education yourself, please see the SLE page here. Recruitment happens several times a year and we advertise for specific areas of expertise, depending on the needs of the alliance.

For schools requiring support, our fourteen SLEs are available for deployment. Please click on the names below for a brief summary of their background and expertise. If you require support, you should contact contact the Head Teacher of the Teaching School (Alex Clark, Avenue Primary Academy) for an initial discussion about a deployment. Schools are charged £385 per day for an SLE.

SLE's nameSLE's schoolArea of expertise
Claire BignellAvenue Primary AcademyMathematics
Jo BoltonWestbourne Primary SchoolMathematics
Tom BoothWestbourne Primary SchoolBehaviour & Discipline
Britt BrookeAvenue Primary AcademyEnglish
Eva BrownCirrus Primary Academy TrustMathematics
Hayley CameronCirrus Primary Academy TrustEYFS
Amy Carlile*Cheam Fields Primary SchoolEnglish, Phonics, ITT
Cheryl De BenedictisVictor Seymour Infants' School and Children's CentresEYFS
Julie CraigWestbourne Primary SchoolEnglish
Benjamin DixonWestbourne Primary SchoolComputing
Roisin Duffy*The Federation of St. Elphege's Catholic SchoolsEnglish, Mathematics
Chris Green*The Federation of St. Elphege's Catholic SchoolsPE
Lina Del GrossoAvenue Primary AcademyPersonal, Social & Health Education
Rebecca Hamilton-LeeAbbey Primary SchoolEYFS
Laurence Hawkes*The Federation of St. Elphege's Catholic SchoolsRE
Lindsay Hilton
Avenue Primary AcademyEYFS
Lisa HuntAvenue Primary AcademyEnglish
Karen Jones*The Federation of St. Elphege's Catholic SchoolsEnglish
Michael LowesBarrow Hedges Primary SchoolSEN
Nicola Saunders*The Federation of St. Elphege's Catholic SchoolsMathematics, History
Anne-Marie Storey*Regina Coeli Catholic Primary SchoolMathematics, ITT
Rachel TownsendCheam Fields Primary AcademyMathematics
Ana VazAvenue Primary AcademyEnglish
Julie WatsonHigh View Primary SchoolEnglish
Nicki WrightWallington Primary AcademyScience

* Please note that those teachers marked with an asterisk would be deployed by St Elphege’s Infant School (our partner Teaching School) if requested.