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Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are designated by the National College of Teaching & Leadership and acknowledge the important role of senior and middle leaders in supporting the development of their peers.

Often involved in the delivery of School to School support, they make a difference to colleagues because they are drawn from the most effective teachers in the classroom, who understand the needs of learners and the curriculum. Once designated, SLEs are trained to deliver a coaching model of support and help build sustainable change.

SLEs are outstanding in a particular area, for example:

  • core subject delivery – English, Maths, Science or IT
  • a subject specialism
  • data for achievement
  • leadership
  • inclusion
  • ITT mentoring
  • performance management
  • behaviour
  • school business management

Halterworth Teaching Schools Partnership will support the development of leadership capacity for individuals and teams in other schools using coaching or facilitation support which draws on their knowledge and specialist expertise. The work will contribute to improving outcomes for children, with priority likely to be given to supporting the needs of underperforming and challenged schools. For Hampshire schools we work hard to provide a ‘blended’ approach, which means working with the LA School Improvement and Subject teams, so that support is coherent and effective.

Our SLEs

Jayne has taught in a wide variety of settings, is an SLE for Teaching and Learning and has a lot of experience working alongside teachers in other schools.  She is an Olevi facilitator for the Power of Coaching programme and provides the coaching element of the Improving and Outstanding Teacher Programme.  She is committed to improving practice and has a lot of experience in School to School Support as well as organising and delivering on the Halterworth Teaching School Partnership School Direct Initial Teacher Programme and working closely with Winchester University.  She is also a Science Leader and committed to enquiry based learning.

Lorraine began her career in London over 20 years ago and moved to Hampshire becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) for teaching and learning as well as leading teacher for English. An outstanding classroom practitioner, Lorraine has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring within a range of settings.  In addition, she works as part of the team delivering School Direct training as well as co-ordinating our NQT programme.  An accredited OLEVI facilitator, Lorraine regularly collaborates with other practitioners and works within a number of educational settings.

Lorraine has particular expertise in Teaching and Learning and English, spending much of her time writing and facilitating courses across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Tam is a experienced senior teacher who has worked extensively across the whole primary age range.  She has played a key role in developing and applying a range of strategies to maximise teaching and learning.  She has a wealth of experience in coaching and facilitation and has mentored NQTs and School Direct students over a number of years.  An accredited Olevi facilitator, she also spends time coaching colleagues in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.

As a highly effective classroom practitioner, Tam has developed particular interest and skills in maximising pupil progress through effective use of assessment for learning strategies, creative classroom management and promotion of active learning.

Mike joined Halterworth in 2014.  His vision focuses on enabling all children to lead fit and healthy lifestyles with a curriculum which has participation and challenge at the heart of it.  Pupil participation in sport is excellent at Halterworth and Mike prides himself on the fact that all children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of different sporting activities and clubs.

Mike has experience of working with other schools improving Physical Education practice, building teacher confidence and planning and participation.

In addition to working with other schools, Mike works with School Direct students influencing and inspiring teachers of the future as well as other teachers at any stage of their career.  Mike role models his own commitment to learning by keeping up to date with research and current educational thinking in Physical Education.

Jenny has been at Halterworth for many years and has seen several changes of curriculum throughout that time.  As mathematics leader, she has been responsible for leading staff through these changes in order to effectively implement the revised curriculum.  She has a passion for teaching mathematics and enjoys pursuing new approaches and engaging with research projects to explore ways to adapt and practice in order to maximise impact on learning outcomes.

During her time as mathematics leader, Jenny has been involved in a number of collaborative projects as well as leading INSET and training both within Halterworth and across the county. These have included running a number of training sessions for TAs across the county to facilitate the implementation of Springboard catch-up materials as part of a national initiative and tutoring PGCE students at the University of Winchester in the pedagogy of teaching mathematics in primary schools.

Jenny has also participated in transition projects aimed at raising expectations in Year 7, including working on an NCETM research project in partnership with Romsey Secondary School, exploring how to effectively implement the new curriculum.

Emily has worked with the Teaching School Partnership for the past twelve years.  In 2014 she assumed responsibility for the infant team in her current school including teaching and learning, assessment and mathematics.  She has recently taken on the role of acting Head of School.

Emily has extensive experience in leading an infant team as well as leading all core subjects.  She has an outstanding knowledge of phonics and has trained and supported other teachers with this area of the curriculum.  Emily has had responsibility for teaching and learning across the whole school and has supported teachers within her current setting.  She is also a designated Key Stage 1 moderator for the county.

Emily has worked extensively with student teachers, NQTs and established teachers.  She has a broad experience of school to school support and working within a range of primary settings.

Emily is a highly innovative and skilled practitioner with the ability to drive forward school improvement and develop strong teaching and learning practice.

Kerry has worked in her current setting for 14 years leading and modelling innovative practice in history to experienced and trainee teachers alike.  She is passionate about growing a love for history within our younger learners and strives to promote exciting ways in which to engage children with history topics.

Kerry strives to engage children in as many exciting experiences as possible which has led to her working with the BBC as well as for the Hampshire Primary History team for which she has been part of a steering group for a number of years.  In addition, she has run history networks for Hampshire teachers and has also been a guest speaker at the Hampshire Secondary Conference.

In her spare time, Kerry regularly writes for Primary History Matters and for the Historical Association.

Phil is an experienced teacher who has worked across the whole of the primary age range. As Head of School, he takes a lead on pupil performance as well as pastoral areas. Phil has provided support for teachers, leaders and whole school teams on using, interpreting and presenting both internal and external assessment information, tracking systems and data. In the roles of both teacher and facilitator, Phil has also worked on leading improvements in teaching and learning through using Lesson Study.

Phil also has a passion for developing the emotional literacy of pupils and has planned and led training, as part of the School Direct programme, on SMSC, British Values, PSHE and behaviour. In addition, Phil has experience in supporting schools through carrying out pupil premium reviews.

Andrew has been a primary teacher for twenty years and has worked throughout key stage 2. During this time, he has had many roles, including leading Maths and English, as well as working as a Lead Learning Coach, supporting many teachers with their practice. This also involved delivering training to students, NQTs and experienced teachers alike. Andrew was also appointed as a Leading Teacher of Mathematics for the Authority and enjoyed this role for a number of years. Most recently, he has worked as part of the Solent Maths Hub and has had a chance to develop his passion for the Mastery approach to Maths. Throughout his career, Andrew has always been very committed to supporting his colleagues, whether they are from his own school or from others.

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