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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Specialist Leaders of Education

The concept of the SLE role was introduced in 2011. The role aims to help to improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support, ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes for children.

Redborne Teaching School Alliance has now designated its first Specialist Leaders of Education. We currently have nine secondary focussed SLEs led by our Head of Teaching School, Nigel Croft, NLE.  Their deployment will be both determined by SSIF priorities and any bespoke support which is sought from individual schools.

Our SLEs are here to grow others. They are inclusive and collaborative in approach, seeking to work with colleagues to improve outcomes for all students irrespective of background or circumstance.

Our SLEs, who come from a range of backgrounds across the Redborne Teaching School Alliance, are listed below. Click on their names for a flavour of the work they do. To access SLE support for your school please contact

If you are interested in becoming a SLE, please contact Teresa Farrow at , in the first instance.

Redborne Teaching School Alliance will open a further round of SLE applications in late April. Further details and application forms will be downloadable from this page shortly. Our particular focus areas for further SLE designation will be :

  • Secondary Mathematics, English and Science
  • Primary Maths  and Literacy
  • Phonics                                          
  • EYFS                                 
  • Closing the Gap- Pupil Premium
  • SEND

Following the recruitment process and training, there will be an expectation for the SLEs to spend up to 20 days ( the exact amount is by agreement) supporting leadership development in other schools or settings across an academic year. Schools will be reimbursed at the agreed rate but it is essential that the SLEs have the support of their Headteachers.


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MK45 2NU

01525 404462