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Specialist Leaders of Education

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 are skilled in mentoring, supporting and developing others. Above all, they understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping others to achieve it in their own context.


The SLEs listed below are currently in post, have completed their core training and are available for deployment in schools. Please click on the names of each SLE to see details of their expertise and the services they can provide.



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Kathryn Brunt - CEO/Executive Principal, Rivers CofE Academy Trust : National Leader of Education

Kerry Warwick - EYFS Leader, Northwick Manor Primary School : Early Years

Claire Hewitt - Creative Curriculum and Design Leader, Northwick Manor Primary School : Leadership in Curriculum

Sarah Carey - Deputy Head/SENDco, St Barnabas CofE Primary School : SEN

Makailla Ingles - Designated Safeguarding Lead/Pastoral and Learning Mentor, St Clement's CofE Primary School : PSHE

Cathy Spence - Literacy Coordinator, Great Malvern Primary School : English

Rachel Ritter - Early Years Lead, Heronswood Primary School : Early Years and English

Marie Beesley - EYFS Leader, St Barnabas CofE Primary School : Early Years

Andrea Donnelly - Deputy Headteacher, Holly Mount School : English

Razwanna Hussain - Assistant Headteacher, Holly Mount School : Early Years

Jeanette Brocks - Mathematics Consultant, St Clement's CofE Primary School : CPD and Maths

Andy Logan - Class Teacher/KS1 Phase Leader & Mathematics Subject Leader, Heronswood Primary School : Maths

Helen Pool - Pre-School Manager, St Clement's Pre-School : Leadership of Curriculum and Early Years

Sandra Jennings - Head of St Clement's Teaching School : ITT & Professional Lead Mentor, Train the Trainer

Sian Williams - Headteacher, Northwick Manor Primary School : OFSTED

Tracey O Keeffe-Pullen - Headteacher, St Peter's Droitwich CofE Academy : OFSTED

Gareth Morgan - Headteacher, Cranham Primary School : OFSTED

Karen Banford - Headteacher, Great Witley CE Primary School : Pupil Premium

Rhoda Pierpoint - Headteacher, Heronswood Primary School & Pre-School : Train the Trainer

Heather Thomson - Headteacher, Inkberrow First School : NLE


If you are an experienced middle or senior leader who is interested in supporting leaders in other schools, you can apply to be a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).

You will be expected to show that your work has had a positive effect on outcomes for children and young people by developing leadership capacity in other schools.


More information about the role of SLE and how to apply can be found on the website.