Supporting local schools

to develop great leaders

Specialist Leaders in Education
The SPELL alliance provides access to SLE’s (Specialist Leaders in Education). SLE’s are middle or senior leaders in alliance schools with capacity and commitment to school to school outreach work, directly supporting other leaders by applying their specialist knowledge and expertise, and so improving outcomes for children.

The current SLE’s across both primary and secondary have a number of areas of expertise that the SPELL partnership is looking to support and deploy. Please see below.

To request SLE support please email Clare Adams: in the first instance to discuss your requirements.

SLE’s Handbook

Key Area Area of Expertise
Leadership and Management Academies Transition
Establishing school nurseries
School Business & Finance Management
Pupil Achievement Closing the Gap
Quality of Teaching Initial teacher (ITT) and newly qualified teacher (NQT) development
Behaviour and Safety Attendance
Pupil premium intervention

Specialist Leader of Education Primary

Pen Portrait:

As Foundation Stage Leader, I was responsible for introducing the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and EYFS Profile. I have introduced a whole school focus on Speech and Language and led whole staff CPD on this. I am passionate about looking at ways of supporting vulnerable children in our school and working with staff, parents and other agencies to enable this. Recently, this has included setting up a ‘Health Education Partnership’, working with local GP practices to support children in our school.

Current areas of expertise:

I am currently KS1 Phase Leader. I am the Designated Person for Safeguarding and the Designated Teacher for Looked after children. I am responsible for monitoring the allocation and impact of Pupil Premium spending. Although I have not recently worked to support other schools, I have previously shared expertise with other Early Years settings.

-Please see more SLE’s Testimonials in our read more section below.

Annie Jenkins photo

Annie Jenkins 

Area of expertise:

Early Years
Speech and Language
Vulnerable Children
Multi-Agency Working
Child Protection
Looked After Children