What is an SLE?

Teacher training

What is an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education)?

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity and good pedagogy. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools. 

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as data analysis, coaching, facilitating and training or joint action planning.


Who are our SLEs?

We currently have 8 designated SLEs across the alliance, with a wide variety of expertise.

Click their name to learn more about them and how they can help you and your school.

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Dermot Gillivan John Fitzpatrick Chris Coetzee Sarah Evans
Leadership and Management
(Assessment and Leadership of curriculum)
Quality of teaching (ITT and NQT) Computer Science English
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Alex Watson Michelle Dooley Lisa Richards Alex Green
Maths Maths Science Religious Education