Our Specialist Leaders of Education

Brokering

The process of commissioning a Specialist Leader of Education is entirely collaborative. To get further information about our School-to-School support and the brokering of our SLE’s, please contact Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net

Standard costs per day:

£500 + VAT Headteacher

£400 + VAT Senior Leadership team

£300 + VAT SLE Subject Leader level

An evaluation process will be in place from the outset of any support that is brokered and will take the form of weekly and final evaluation forms.

Our Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Our Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are colleagues who specialise in specific areas, giving them the ability to identify outstanding leadership in their area of expertise. The SLEs’ skills allow them to help with the development of others through mentoring, ongoing support and development planning, helping others to achieve outstanding practises in their own context.

Please click on the image below to view our S2SS booklet and view the SLEs’ details or see below.

Izzy Aiken

Izzy is an early years’ teacher at Radwinter Primary School specialising in Early Years and Phonics. She is also a member of the EYFS moderation team.

 

Hannah Benjamin

Hannah is the Head of Drama at Saffron Walden County High School specialising in drama and curriculum leadership. She is also a mentor and subject-specialist link with CTSN SCITT.

 

Neil Chamberlain

Neil is the Director of Maths and Associate Senior Leader at Saffron Walden County High School specialising in maths and curriculum leadership.

 

Helena Carter

Helena is the school business manager at Hedingham School and Sixth Form. She specialises in primary and secondary management systems.

 

Jo Cooper

Jo is a Deputy Headteacher at RA Butler Infants specialising in Mathematics and Infant School.

 

Lauren Cox

Lauren is the Area Co-ordinator for Design and Technology at Saffron Walden County High School specialising in Design and Technology and curriculum leadership. She also has extensive mentoring experience.

 

Zena Coxon

Zena is Head of French and Lead Subject Mentor of Modern Foreign Languages at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form specialising in modern foreign languages and ITT mentoring.

 

Catherine Davis

Catherine is a deputy Headteacher at Saffron Walden County High School and a SAT Director of School Improvement. She has responsibility for teaching and learning and has the following portfolio of responsibilities: CPD, Teaching and Learning; primary transition; research and development.  She has also line-managed the following curriculum areas: Science, Technology, Humanities, Languages, Computing, Music, Art and Drama.  As a previous Head of English, Catherine has worked with various schools on school improvement with a focus on English.

 

Caroline Dolby

Caroline is an Assistant Head at Katherine Semar Infant School, specialising in English, Phonics and Early Years.

 

Paul Finch

Paul is an Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) at Hedingham School and Sixth Form, specialising in Physical Education and leadership.

 

Carolyn Flight

Carolyn is based at Hedingham School and Sixth Form and specialises in behaviour for learning.

 

Bronwen Fox

Bronwen is a history teacher at Saffron Walden County High School, specialising in History, Assessment and Behaviour & Discipline. She also an experienced CPD facilitator (Middle Leaders and Outstanding Teaching programmes).

 

Rebecca Gee

Rebecca is the Director of English at Notley High School and specialises in English curriculum leadership.

 

Charles Gilbank

Charles is a Deputy Principal of a large secondary school with a remit for Assessment and Strategy.  In the past he has worked with the National College/QCA/DfE on a number of projects, including: Within School Variation, the 21st Century Curriculum, Assessment and IAG.  He was also appointed as the Lead Consultant on Curriculum Design for the East of England and a SSAT Lead Practitioner in Curriculum design. Charles then moved on to be a Regional Advisor for the National College on 11-19 and IAG. Having completed an MBA he now is based back in school.  Charles continues to work as an SLE supporting schools with a range of projects from Performance Management, Strategic Planning to Online reporting and Assessment.

 

Keeley Hillman

Keeley is an assistant Headteacher at Hedingham School and specialises in science, assessment and supporting the most able.

 

Kirsty Holden

Kirsty is a head of Geography at Saffron Walden County High School, specialising in Geography, Closing the Gap and Mentoring.

 

Anthony Hull

Anthony is Deputy Headteacher of at Katherine Semar Junior and Infant Schools, in Saffron Walden. He is currently developing the whole school assessment systems in response to changes in the National Curriculum as well as refining the school-wide systems for behaviour, Health and Safety and curriculum development.

 

Rebecca Jermy

Rebecca is the Director of English at Saffron Walden County High School, having previously been Head of Faculty at Farlingaye High School, specialising in English, and leadership of Curriculum.

 

Helen Johnson

Helen is a former Head of English in a London secondary school, Advanced Skills Teacher and, most recently, national English and Literacy Specialist Advisor for a large multi-academy trust before joining Hockerill Anglo-European College as an English Lead Teacher. Helen is passionate about teacher training and developing new teachers within the profession. Having completed her NPQSL she specialises in coaching models and whole school literacy. Helen offers a range of experience, up to date training and guidance across the key stages.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel is the Headteacher at Stour Valley Community School and specialises in Leadership, MFL and behaviour and attendance.

 

Amy Kennedy

Amy joined SWCHS as Head of History in September 2008 and have been Deputy Director of Sixth Form at SWCHS for the past five years. Amy has mentored and coached staff and has been involved in numerous outreach projects both in history and KS5. She has also led teaching and learning CPD sessions at SWCHS and at other schools.

 

Fiona Lane

Fiona is the Initial Teacher Training Course Tutor at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form and specialises in English and ITT.

 

Polly Lankester

Polly is the Associate Headteacher at Saffron Walden County High School and specialises in History and Leadership.

 

Beci McCaughran

Beci is one of Saffron Academy Trust’s Directors of School Improvement based at Katherine Semar Schools in Saffron Walden, where she is responsible for Teaching, Learning and Assessment.  She is an English and phonics specialist with additional responsibility for CPD and curriculum.  She would be happy to offer support in any of these areas.

 

Rachel Mills

Rachel is the Director of Humanities & Director of ITT at Saffron Walden County High School, specialising in History and Politics, closing the gap and leadership of curriculum.

 

Russell Milne

Russell is the Director of Science & Associate Senior Leader at Saffron Walden County High School, specialising in Science/Biology. He’s an experienced deliverer of CPD.

 

Kathie Moy

Kathie is the SENCO and EAL Co-ordinator at Katherine Semar Infant school. She works across EYFS and Key stage 1 and 2 and is the joint safeguarding lead at Katherine Semar Schools.

 

Katie Naylor

Katie is the Lead Coach at Saffron Walden County High School and is responsible for the development of coaching across SWCHS. Katie has vast experience of supporting other schools in training new coaches and setting up whole school coaching programmes. She is also responsible for leading on the development of early career teachers.

 

Mark Norman

Mark is a Deputy Headteacher at Saffron Walden County High School and specialises in Leadership, Assessment & reporting, intervention and English.

 

Emily Oakes

Emily is the assistant Headteacher and leader of sixth form at Hedingham School, specialising in curriculum leadership of history, and Leadership of Sixth Form.

 

Helen Price

Helen has taught and led Humanities subjects in schools for over 20 years, and is currently Head of Humanities at the Ramsey Academy. She has led both History and RE departments as subject leader and have recently supported a Suffolk school in improving their Key Stage 4 provision in History and Geography. She’s been a whole school literacy co-ordinator and a Learning co-ordinator across the school and worked as Lead Subject Mentor for History with MEITT, working with trainee teachers, and have contributed to many whole school INSET initiatives on issues such as questioning, meeting the needs of all learners, and addressing the underachievement of boys. She has worked as a teaching and learning coach and mentor, working with peers to help improve their practice.

 

Angela Rodda

Angela Rodda – Assistant Headteacher at Saffron Walden County High School and Director of Teaching School. Senior Tutor for CTSN SCITT responsible for Core Training. As Director of The Saffron Alliance Teaching School Angela is responsible for the development across all strands from Initial teacher training, CPLD, school to school support and research and development. She has been a Professional Tutor for many years; leading a team of school based mentors who support trainee teachers to develop their practice in the classroom. She has also facilitated CPLD in a range of different school contexts and leads on Research and Development as part of CTSN. It has always been important to her to research and develop her own practice and has recently completed an ILM qualification in Coaching.

 

Duncan Robert

Duncan is the acting Principal at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport; a secondary school strategic partner within the Saffron Alliance. His leadership responsibility portfolio includes leading on teaching, learning and assessment strategy across the Academy as well as tracking academic outcomes at whole-school level. Duncan has also been a Head of English and Advanced Skills Teacher in English. He specialises in Assessment, Leadership of CPD and English.

 

Karen Scott

Karen is a Deputy Headteacher RA Butler Academy Schools specialising in Year 6 and Assessment.

 

Michael Snaith

Michael is the Area Co-ordinator for Modern Foreign at Saffron Walden County High School and specialises in Modern Foreign Languages and Leadership of Curriculum.

 

Jenny Stalley

Jenny is a lead teacher in maths at Alec Hunter Academy specialising in Mathematics and leadership of curriculum.

 

Holly Sutton

Holly is an Assistant Headteacher at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form specialising in English and Behaviour & Discipline.

 

Sarah Spaxman

Sarah is a Deputy Headteacher at RA Butler Academy, in Saffron Walden, specialising in inclusion, Pastoral and Mental Health issues.

 

Will Taylor

Will is a lead teacher in maths and is the KS5 maths co-ordinator at Saffron Walden County High School specialising in mathematics.

 

Melanie Townsend

Melanie is the assistant Headteacher at Notley High school specialising in English curriculum development and leadership.

 

Katie Vanderpere-Brown

Katie is a the Director of IT, Area Co-ordinator for the Vocational and Computing Area and an associate senior leader at Saffron Walden County High School. A Computer Science specialist (and member of CAS) Katie has a strong track record for school to school support work, visiting schools to deliver curriculum change, exam support and to support non-specialist teachers. She is the Subject Specialist for Computer Science and CTSN and works as a PGCE mentor for both CTSN and UH. Katie is an experienced middle leader and can work on leadership development as well as school wide strategies for Edtech. Katie is a qualified workplace coach.

 

Emma Vincent

Emma is the Executive Headteacher at RA Butler Academies in Saffron Walden, specialising in school leadership and Initial Teacher Training. Emma is now a Local Lead Educator (LLE).

 

Nick Vosper

Nick is the Director of Science at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form and Lead subject Mentor for Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training (MEITT). A biology teacher, Nick offers support with Faculty management, curriculum development, Improving teaching and learning whole-school, marking and Assessment whole school, developing trainee teachers in Science and STEM development.

 

Tiffany Watson

Tiffany is currently the Lead Teacher of English at Saffron Walden County High School having held leadership roles in previous schools. She has recent experience of supporting and developing a secondary English department, with a focus on student progress and has been involved in delivering the whole school CPD programme.

 

Tim Webb

Tim Webb works at Katherine Semar Junior School and specialises in NQT and trainee mentoring as well as primary PE. Tim is also an experienced CPD facilitator.

 

Kim White

Kimberley is the Professional and the Lead Subject Mentor for Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training course. Her specialisms are Philosophy, Ethics and Religion in addition to Sociology. She is currently studying for a MEd in Research Practice at Cambridge University.

 

Angela Williams

Angela is a Deputy Head of English at The Ramsey Academy, with particular responsibility for lower school English and whole school literacy, including oracy. She has extensive experience of coaching staff from trainees and NQTs to the experienced and can offer support for English, Literacy across the Curriculum and behaviour.