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Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs): To designate and broker SLEs


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.


Teaching Schools have the role of recruiting, designating and deploying SLEs. We currently have a range of SLEs across the primary phase who are able to offer support to other schools at a rate of £400 per day. Our SLEs are from the whole alliance: primary practitioners (Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2), secondary school and special school.


Support is completely tailored to your school’s needs, SLEs can be ‘deployed’ into your school to provide support, for example through coaching and mentoring your own staff or working alongside you to put strategies and systems in place.


Support from a middle or senior leader (including our designated Specialist Leaders of Education) is chargeable and rates are agreed depending on the school’s needs e.g. SLEs are charged at £400 per day. A deployment could be for an INSET twilight session, a day or a few days – depending on what you need. The time can be arranged as consecutive days or spread over a longer period.


Alternatively we could identify a team of leaders from one school or from across a number of schools in our alliance, who can work together to provide support on a larger scale.

We are also able to offer one-off visits to see specific practice in our alliance schools, for example through ‘learning walks’, lesson observations and discussions with staff.


In addition, we can provide general coaching, monitoring or facilitation support. All of our schools have staff with experience and expertise in these roles.


All support is arranged through Warren Junior School as the designated Teaching School. When you contact us with your request for support, we then contact the schools or individuals in our alliance with the expertise and capacity required. We act as a ‘broker’ or go-between, to set everything up and to help with any queries you might have. Your school will pay for the support that is agreed.


Our Primary SLE support team includes:


Behaviour Management

Coaching and Mentoring

Curriculum Monitoring and Development



Marking and Feedback





Pupil Voice

Pupil Well-Being




School Improvement:

Developing Aspiring School Leaders

Developing Middle Leaders

Improving Teaching Programme

Outstanding Teaching Programme



If you would like support from the Teaching School contact us directly by email to:

Our SLEs:

(For more information, please click on the name of the SLE below.)


Michelle Warnes Warren Junior School - Mathematics

Jan Fisher-Sibbons 


Trinity Special School - SEND Curriculum, Structured Teaching   and Behaviour Management
Amanda McAuliffe   St Peters Catholic Primary School  - EYFS
Hadleigh Ford    Rose Lane Primary School - Primary Literacy 
Abigail Town  Trinity Special School - EYFS 
Sean Harber 

Warren Junior School - Behaviour Management and SEND and Mental Health

Catherine O'Connell Warren Junior School - Curriculum Leadership and Olevi



Trinity Special School - SEND, Assessment and Attendance
Meeta Solanki Warren Junior School - Geography Coordinator 
Samantha Tuck Warren Junior School - P.S.H.E and Pupil Voice
Trish Taylor Warren Junior School - Science and Well-being Coordinator
Zoey Cross Warren Junior School - KS2 SATs Prep, KS2 Writing Moderator, English and Olevi
Alison Goddard 

Warren Junior School - Marking and Feedback, Olevi 


Vicki Weekes


Marsh Green Primary School- 


Billy Marbe


Appointed November 2020 - Picture and Pen file to follow


Robert Burgin



Appointed November 2020 - Picture and Pen file to follow



Nadia Nadeem 



Rose Lane Primary School - RE