Specialist Leaders

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders (including Assistant Headteachers, Subject Leaders or School Business Managers) with at least 2 years’ experience in a particular field of expertise.

SLEs 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. Teaching schools are responsible for the recruitment, assessment, designation, brokerage and quality assurance of SLEs.

SLE Recruitment

More information for the role of SLE can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/specialist-leaders-of-education-a-guide-for-potential-applicants

We are not currently recruiting.

Current Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Name Base School Specialism
Abi Rivitt Weston Park Early Years leadership
Amy Warbey St Marys CE Primary Closing the gap, English, maths, phonics
Caroline Firman Sinclair Primary Primary
Cate Gregory Shirley Infant School EY, PSHE, Phonics, Behaviour
Charlotte Stillwell St Marys CE Primary Leadership of CPD and Curriculum, Closing the gap, Drama, EY, Phonics
Gemma Brumwell Mount Pleasant Junior Primary KS2
Gemma Elsworthy Thornhill Primary Curriculum Lead, Science Lead, ITT and NQT
Gemma Sutter St Mary’s CE Primary EY, Phonics, Phase Leader
Jess Lott Shirley Warren Primary Primary Maths
Julia Addison Lymington CE Infant Assessment, Leadership of CPD & Curriculum, Closing the Gap, Maths, Behaviour & Discipline, Attendance
Julia Morris Lymington CE Infant Leadership of Curriculum, Closing the Gap, EY, Behaviour
Lewis Tribbeck Thornhill Primary Reading Lead, Computing Lead, ITP & NQT
Nagindra Chungh St Mary’s CE Primary Primary
Roisin Philip Portswood Primary Academy Trust Leadership of Curriculum, Closing the gap, Phonics, ITT, behaviour
Sara Brame Nine Acres Primary SBM and Finance
Sarah Anderson Swaythling Primary Primary (not EY)
Sarah Carpenter Portswood Primary Academy Trust Primary and Secondary, English, EAL
Sian Carr Townhill Junior
Tara Hopkinson Lanesend Primary Progress & Attainment, Closing the Gap
Vikki Batten Hiltingbury Junior Business Manager
Paul Swindale Tauntons College Music, Support for most able, attendance
Sarah Iles Cantell School Secondary ITT & NQT
Siobhan Dodds Cantell School Secondary PE, ITT, Coaching
Steph Mander Portswood Primary Progress & Attainment, ITT, NQT