Specialist leaders of education focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles (for example, advanced skills teachers) focused on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

NameCurrent PostSchoolSLE Designated Specialism
Bonnie Brown KS1 & Literacy Leader Compton CE Primary School Pupil achievement: English/Phonics
Carol Butler Deputy Headteacher The Downs School Leadership & Management: Assessment/Leadership of CPD/Leadership of Curriculum
Faye Hodges Head of Applied Learning and Careers Education, Head of Business Department, Teaching and Learning Coach The Downs School Business Education, ITT and NQT, Quality of Teaching
Gemma Holbrook Head of Year The Downs School Physical Education, Quality of Teaching: ITT and NQT and Behavior and Safety: Behavior and Discipline
Joanne McDonald Head of Design The Willink School Pupil achievement: Art, Quality of teaching: ITT and NQT, Behaviour and safety: Behaviour and discipline
Kate Norris Head of Drama St. Bartholomew’s School Drama, English, Behaviour and Teaching Training
Nicky Ostinelli Director of PE and Sport St Bartholomew`s School Pupil achievement: Physical Education
Phil Wilson Deputy Head (Junior) The Downs School Pupil achievement: Closing the gap, Behaviour and safety: Behaviour and discipline
Tracey Ridler KS2 Team Leader / Year 6 Teacher Compton CE Primary School Maths AG &T Coordinator, Leadership & Management: Leadership of the curriculum, Pupil achievement: English / Maths / Science / Support for most able pupils