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In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

Achievements

 

Recognised Leaders of Education 

The following members of staff have achieved government recognition of their contribution to education in their school and the wider community of schools.

National Leader of Education (NLE) - Alison Anderson  

NLEs are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders to provide high quality support to those who need it most.

NLEs usually work with schools identified as being in need of significant improvement by the Department for Education, Ofsted, a teaching school, a regional schools commissioner, local authority or diocese.

Your work would be tailored to the needs of the supported school. You can get involved in different ways, including:

  • working alongside their staff
  • working alone
  • your staff providing support under your initial direction

We maintain a school-to-school support directory for people looking to commission the services of NLEs and other system leaders. You would negotiate a deal to provide your services with the relevant local authority, school or other organisation.
Alison Anderson was appointed as an NLE in 2015
As an NLE our headteacher has been working and supporting many schools as far away as Suffolk, as well as schools in Norfolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Specialist Leader of Education Curriculum, Assessment - Michelle Heather  

Experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning

Michelle Heather was appointed an SLE in 2017

Specialist Leader of Education SEND - Rebecca Bliss  

Experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning

Rebecca Bliss was appointed an SLE in 2018

Specialist Leader of Education Science - Susan Tarpey 

Experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning

Susan Tarpey was appointed an SLE in 2019

Specialist Leader of Education Early Years - Kate Woodward 

Experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning

Kate Woodward was appointed an SLE in 2019

Specialist Leader of Education Curriculum - Laura Conlong 

Experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning

Laura Conlong was appointed an SLE in 2018

Specialist Teachers 

To support the educational offer that we have, we continually strive to be the very best that we can.  We currently have 3 members of staff that are Specialist Teachers
 

Alison Anderson Specialist Teacher - Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention (Level 5)
 

Accredited Teacher Status (ATS) is an accreditation for those who hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have successfully completed a BDA accredited course for teaching learners with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.

Holders of ATS are recognised as specialist teachers and are able to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with SpLD/dyslexia up to, and including, 18 years of age.

Michelle Heather Specialist Teacher - Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention (Level 5) 

Accredited Teacher Status (ATS) is an accreditation for those who hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have successfully completed a BDA accredited course for teaching learners with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.

Holders of ATS are recognised as specialist teachers and are able to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with SpLD/dyslexia up to, and including, 18 years of age.

Nicola Butcher Specialist Teacher (Pending) - Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention (Level 5) 

Accredited Teacher Status (ATS) is an accreditation for those who hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have successfully completed a BDA accredited course for teaching learners with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.

Holders of ATS are recognised as specialist teachers and are able to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with SpLD/dyslexia up to, and including, 18 years of age.

Ely Diocese Regional Advisor - Alison Anderson 

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Chartered Teacher - Kate Woodward 

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NASENCO (National Award for SEND Co-Ordination) Award - Rebecca Bliss  

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