System Leaders

 

System Leaders

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If you are interested in becoming designated as an SLE, click here to Download  the forms ConnectED SLE APPLICATION FORM, ConnectED SLE Application Guidance, ConnectED SLE Application process and ConnectED TSA 2nd Referee Form.

Our System Leaders.

ConnectED has a number of senior system leaders, who work closely with our 10 SLEs. Our Alliance collaborates with our partner schools to raise standards through joint projects, in-school support and staff development. We offer school to school support, bespoke support and CPD to a school, or groups of schools, in a range of areas, such as developing essential skills for effective middle leadership, TA training, and subject specialist training at all key stages.

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All of this support can take different forms according to schools’ needs and requests, whether it is in the form of personalised training and/or follow-up support for individuals or groups. Our support is provided by a large team of system leaders from a range of schools, who have a proven track record of excellence in their field.

Our team of system leaders currently includes 10 designated Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and a National Leader of Governance (NLG).

The aim of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) is to offer support to individuals and teams in similar roles in other schools. They are experienced leaders who have demonstrated outstanding practice and have the skills to support others in similar contexts.

In collaboration with Suffolk Local Authority we establish areas of need for specific school to school support, so that we can tailor the support we offer through our wide range of expert practitioners to schools in the region. Our team of SLEs currently offer the following areas of expertise:

  • Assessment
  • Primary Maths
  • Early Years
  • Art
  • Science

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • Primary Literacy
  • Physical Education
  • ICT

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Behaviour Management
  • English
  • History

Meet Our National Leader of Education (NLE)

Vicky Neale

Areas of Expertise:

  • School leadership
  • Assessment
  • Leadership of Curriculum
  • Coaching & Mentoring

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 Meet Our Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

 

Helen Ashe

HAshe Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • School leadership
  • Assessment
  • Leadership of Curriculum
  • Coaching & Mentoring

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Joanne Woodland

JWoodland Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
Areas of Expertise:
•Early Years
•SEND

 

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We are currently recruiting Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE).

If you are interested in becoming designated as an SLE, click here for the Flyer and SLE Application form.

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Lucy Smith
LSmith Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • ITT & NQT Development
  • Primary Literacy
  • Early Phonics

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Pip Moore
PMoore Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behaviour
  • Discipline and Rewards

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Fran Hart

Areas of Expertise:

  • Music
  • Curriculum – planning, whole school, SMSC
  • The Arts, including Arts Awards

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Kathy Petersen-Korth

Areas of Expertise:

  • KS2 Maths
  • KS2 English
  • KS2 Writing moderator
  • KS2 Science
  • Developing Growth Mindset in the classroom and school

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Victoria Middleditch
VMiddleditch Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Humanities
  • Departmental leadership
  • ITT & NQT development
  • Faculty Leadership

 

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Nadine Payne
NPayne Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Science
  • Assessment & tracking
  • Curriculum development in science
  • Teaching & learning

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Esther Bedford
EFidler Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Science
  • Maths
  • Computing
  • Teaching & Learning

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Nick Templeton
NTempleton Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • ICT

 

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We will be looking to expand our pool of SLE’s and would welcome enquiries.
Please contact us here.

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Sarah Merchant

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary English
  • Primary drama
  • Raising standards in boys’ writing in KS2
  • EAL learners – engagement in English in KS2
  • Language Structures – improving children’s academic language

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Claire Wright

Areas of Expertise:

  • SEN Systems and Processes
  • Pupil Premium
  • Tracking & Monitoring
  • Behaviour & Inclusion

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Dawn Marshall

Areas of Expertise:

  • Inclusion
  • Supporting Pupils with Social and Emotional difficulties.

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Victoria Bush

Areas of Expertise:

  • SMSC
  • Religious Education
  • Whole School Values
  • Church Schools Leadership
  • Scrapbooking for evidence

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Charlotte Acheson

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Mathematics
  • Primary Curriculum Development – Mathematics
  • MFL

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David Barrett

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership of Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment
  • Initial teacher training
  • Mentoring

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Sarah Woodhouse

Areas of Expertise:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • ITT and NQT development
  • Secondary science (Physics)
  • KS3 skills curriculum

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Colin Hanfrey

Areas of Expertise:

  • Science
  • Assessment and tracking
  • Curriculum development

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Meet Our National Leader of governance (NLG)

 

We also have an NLG, who is available to work closely with your leadership team and or Governing body to develop leadership capacity in your school.

 

Dr Viv Hughes
VHughes National Leaders of Governance (NLGs)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment
  • Mathematics
  • 4-19 All-through education
  • Distributed leadership and management
  • Staff development
  • Parent and community engagement
  • Personalised learning
  • Creative curriculum
  • Thinking Skills
  • Transition
  • Support for new and aspiring school leaders

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NLGs focus on developing leadership capacity. In some cases, they work in partnership with a senior system leader.

Our NLG can support your chair of governors in any of the following ways:

Improving school performance

  • Support the chair of governors to focus on raising standards and leading improvement.
  • Help the chair to understand strategic school and academy data.

Supporting the chair of governors and headteacher

  • Coach a chair of governors to challenge senior leaders.
  • Help the chair build their relationship with the headteacher or principal.

Improving governing body processes

  • Help the chair of governors to evaluate their own performance and develop their effectiveness and confidence.
  • Observe a governing body meeting and provide advice on procedures and behaviours.
  • Identify priorities for development and draw up an action plan.
  • Provide expertise to help with a governing body’s work.
  • Organise additional training and support.

Support can be provided face to face, by telephone or by email. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this option further.

To find out more about the system leadership roles follow this link How to get involved

If you would like the support of any of our system leaders, ConnectED TSA would be delighted to discuss with you how we may be able to assist.
Please contact admin@connectedtsa.org