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 £350 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 £350 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








              School Improvement : Outstanding Teaching programme

   Improving Teaching Programme

   Developing Middle Leaders



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.)



Jamie  Bell 



Warren Junior School - Assessment, SEND and Music 


Kulvinder Johal 




 Northbury Primary School - Science


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


Helena Brooks 


St Peters Catholic Primary School - SEND  


Hadleigh Ford    


Marks Gate Junior School - Primary Literacy 


 Abigail Town 


 Trinity Special School - EYFS 







Sean Harber 



Warren Junior School - Behaviour Management and SEND and Mental Health













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