The Big 6 - Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist leaders of education are outstanding middle and senior leaders. They have at least 2 years’ leadership experience in a particular specialism (eg maths, school business management, initial teacher training).

Their role is to support individuals or teams in a similar position in other schools. They help others achieve outstanding leadership in their area of specialism.

We’ll recruit and manage the placements of specialist leaders of education. This involves:

  • identifying subject area priorities within your alliance
  • setting up a panel of headteachers to assess applicants
  • using eligibility criteria to select specialist leaders of education
  • ensuring that the recruitment process is fair
  • notifying us of outcomes and confirming them to applicants
  • dealing with applicant appeals
  • organising training for specialist leaders of education
  • negotiating specialist leader of education work within your alliance
  • ensuring that specialist leaders of education are providing high-quality support that is having a positive impact

SLEs

SLE's - Specialist Leaders of Education

CSPTSA & LLE Memorandum of Understanding

SLE Deployment Agreement

SLE Deployment Evaluation Form

SLE's Guidance for Headteachers and Governors

To broker support for your school using SLEs, please contact Simon Gallacher, csptsadirector@outlook.com

Name of SLE School Specialisms
Liz Jones St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bingley RE
Sinead Lister St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bingley English
Katie Marcinczak St Winefride's Catholic Primary School EYFS; Phonics
Victoria Wood St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Shipley English
Louise Walsh St Winefride's Catholic Primary School RE; Maths; ITT
Louise Wilson St Winefride's Catholic Primary School Science; Assessment
Gavin Hamilton St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Shipley SEND; Behaviour & Discipline
Ben Palmer St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Keighley Computing
Heather Donlon St Winefride's Catholic Primary School History; Maths; Assessment
Laura Dillon St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bradford English
Naomi Atkinson St Matthew's Catholic Primary School Maths
Amanda Grundy St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College English
Kate Taylor St Matthew's Catholic Primary School SEND
Katie Lewis-Ward St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College Closing the Gap