Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE’s)

Our SLE’s are highly experienced middle or senior primary leaders with one or more specialisms or areas of expertise. While they can be requested to develop classroom expertise, their principle role is to develop leadership capacity and share expertise at a leadership level so that schools are empowered to improve their own practice. They can be deployed in a variety of ways to provide either one-to-one or group support, including:

Data analysis, auditing and impact monitoring.
Troubleshooting and diagnosing.
Coaching and mentoring.
Building subject knowledge.
Facilitating and training.
Developing effective pedagogy.
Curriculum and policy development.
Joint action planning.
Developing and evaluating whole-school systems.

Karen Ebong

Bishop Aldhelms Primary, Poole (Site and Business Management)

I have worked in primary education finance since 2008, having previously…

Andrew Lockett

Bishop Aldhelms Primary, Poole (Maths)

I have been a teacher for nine years in two schools in very different settings. I started working in a Junior…

Richard Sharp

Bishop Aldhelms Primary, Poole (EYFS)
I am an experienced teacher and Early Years Practitioner who has also taught both KS1 and KS2. I have been…

Lizzie Sharpe

Bishop Aldhelms Primary, Poole (SEN, Inclusion)

I am an experienced practitioner with experience teaching across the whole primary range. I graduated…

Cheryl Smith

Bishop Aldhelms Primary, Poole (RE, Spirituality)

I am an experienced practitioner with a proven track record of success in aspects of teaching and…

Natasha Guarguaglini

Bearwood Primary, Poole (English, Reading, Spelling)

I have been a teacher at Bearwood Primary and…

Kate Gunstone

Bearwood Primary, Poole (Pupil Premium, Behaviour, Attendance, EYFS)

I have been teaching for thirteen years, with the majority of my experience…

Rachel Mitson

Bearwood Primary, Poole (Maths)

I have been teaching for 9 years and have taught in several different counties including Suffolk…

Sarah Rayner

Fernhurst Junior, Portsmouth (Maths, Coaching and Mentoring)

I have been teaching for over twenty years, starting at my current school as a…

Clare Goodall

Fernhurst Junior, Portsmouth (Leadership, Curriculum, NQT)

I have been the Deputy Head Teacher of a larger inner-city Junior school for the past 8 years. During…

Rebecca Mitchell

Wordsworth Primary, Southampton (English)

I am passionate about education and believe that with the help of targeted CPD, high expectations and excellent subject…

Victoria Warr

Sholing Junior,
Southampton (Art)

I have specialised in art for over 14 years. I work 2 days a week teaching art across all year groups. I have a love of all art, and particularly…

Jill Gardner

Beechwood Junior School, Southampton (Inclusion)

I am one of two deputy head teachers at Beechwood Junior school having taught here for almost 23 years…

Tom Johnson

Beechwood Junior School, Southampton (Curriculum, PE/Sport)

I am currently the Curriculum Leader at Beechwood Junior School. I have previously worked…

Kate Paddock

Beechwood Junior School, Southampton (History, PE/Sport, Behaviour)

I am particularly passionate about raising standards in school, with particular reference to PE, History…

Katie Furby

Beechwood Junior School, Southampton (Maths, GDS)

I am a year leader and the maths leader at Beechwood Junior School. I have been in this position for four years…

Tania Cotton

Beechwood Junior, Southampton (Leadership, Maths, Coaching & Mentoring)

I have worked at Beechwood since 2010, when I started as an NQT, and in that time…

Andrew Crosby

Deputy Head of Beechwood Junior School, Southampton

As well as being Assistant Director of the Beechwood Teaching School Alliance, I am currently Deputy Head…

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