Our SLEs

SLE Name What I hope to offer through school to school support
Amanda HarrisonAmanda Harrison

My experience has developed across a range of settings, SEND and age groups. I have worked as a class teacher, middle leader, coach and mentor, team and curriculum leader and senior leader. My SLE designations are Primary science, SEN and Curriculum Leadership although I am happy to take on any challenge and feel I have the right skills to do so

Richard GargonRichard Gargon

A commitment to shared-working beyond Isebrook to develop capacity, capability and commitment across other schools and academies to provide the leadership and the energy for school improvement.  Possibilities of cross-school continuous professional learning, network meetings, primary-secondary-tertiary cluster groups to facilitate provision of a structure for sharing expertise and the delivery of  learning opportunities at key times such as training days, preparation for inspections and intervention events.

Becky KnightBecky Knight

Having taught in a variety of schools, two previously being in ‘Special Measures’, Becky’s belief as Inclusion Specialist Leader of Education is that all students should have access to the curriculum and are given every opportunity to succeed.

Becky’s previous school roles range from Head of English and Creative Arts to Director of Sixth form, KS4 and Year 7. Recently, as part of the Extended Leadership Team in her most recent school,  she led on whole school Pupil Premium, whole school Attendance and whole school EAL, whilst mentoring  TeachDirect students.

As an Accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer (Loughborough Teaching Alliance), Becky has carried out Reviews in schools, as well as supporting two Secondary Schools with Closing the Gap.

In 2016 Becky was involved in the Northampton planning and organisation of the Attachment Awareness Training with Kate Cairns Association which  led to her current involvement and planning of the Reconnect Initiative programme across Northamptonshire and eventually nationwide.

Louise DorrianLouise Dorrian

As an SLE I am available to work with schools, senior leaders and class teachers to support in all areas of Music and Expressive Arts; developing schemes of work, supporting teachers with planning, teaching and assessment.

I am incredibly passionate about the use of technology in lessons to enhance teaching and learning and can offer support, ideas and examples of good practice.  Coaching is a cost effective form of CPD in  education and I am able to help set up, develop and implement a  coaching ethos in schools. 

Ali BalchinAli Balchin

I am approachable and willing to help, offering support, guidance and constructive feedback when required. 

My enthusiasm for teaching ICT, Maths, English and pupils with SEN are my strengths. I have gained experience in all these subjects throughout my 15 years of teaching and feel I am a confident and creative teacher as a result.

I would like to work with colleagues and other schools within these subjects particularly. Whether this is as part of the assessment or planning process or whether it is related to differentiation or engaging and challenging activities, I would be happy to offer support within these areas.

Steven ScholtzSteven Scholtz

Ofsted Inspection (Health Check) primary school and secondary school.  SMSC.  Subject support in science.  Teaching Assistant training

Donna LuckDonna Luck

I aim to offer advice, guidance and support through a friendly, approachable manner that ensures that good outcomes are achieved. 

I would be able to offer sound support in the following:-   
    -Supporting ITT students
    -EYFS planning, assessment and data analysis
    -Quality provision/ EYFS coverage
    -Staff development
    -Child portfolios
    -Using 2 simple/ observations
    -Putting the WOW into the curriculum
    -Supporting families and children with SEN in the Early Years
    -Applying for EHC plan

Barry CurtisBarry Curtis

I have worked at Maplefields for about 10 years managing pastoral support.

I deliver training on - Safeguarding, Prevent (Training and Risk Assessments), A.D.H.D.

I represent TSA’s on the NCC Prevent steering and working group and offer supervision to LAC designated staff.

Paul RobinsonPaul Robinson

I have worked in a wide variety of roles within my career. I spent the first 10 years working in challenging secondary mainstream schools within English, Drama and Psychology departments. I have worked extensively in KS5 settings developing and delivering A Level schemes of work. In KS3 and KS4 I have worked with a wide variety of pupils and have tutored and taught SEN, Challenginig behaviour, middle and top set groups. The Last 10 years have been spent within an SEN setting running a thriving English department and being involved with the senior leadership team. 

SLE areas of expertise:  

My areas of experience lie in delivering a challenging curriculum within challenging settings; developing a successful department; coping with challenging behaviour; ITT and NQT development; staff support and enriching curriculum delivery within an SEN setting. 

Carol MayCarol May

I feel that I can inspire and motivate teachers in different settings to ensure that all our pupils have an equal opportunity to flourish in their learning. I can lead identification of need, facilitate school led initiatives, share         effective good practice and use collaborative practice to empower leaders in other schools to improve practice. 

I believe that every child matters and that every child must have the chance to fulfil their potential

Throughout my teaching career I keep up to date with all new initiatives to ensure our pupils get the best education we can offer. I have continued to study and have completed my NPQH, have achieved my Maths Specialist Teacher award with NCETM and completed my Masters Degree.

Sarah StrettonSarah Stretton

Previously I have worked in secondary education leading international activities and teaching MFL for 5 years. During this time I also led MFL primary liaison, managed, and delivered MFL teaching and learning courses for leaders on MFL. I currently lead on MFL and Maths at Soar Valley College in Leicester, teaching a broad range of curriculum subjects aimed at P-scales, KS1, 2, 3 and maths and French to KS4.

SLE areas of expertise: Teaching and Learning of MFL / School Strategy and Curriculum Development. Internationalism within education

Dean WillisDean Willis

Throughout my time at Maplefields I have been able to develop skills in a number of areas including behaviour management, teaching and learning, school structure and special needs education. I hope to offer strategies to  develop, consolidate or improve these areas in other schools. I hope to be able to impart advice and set targets for members of staff to empower them to make any changes that may be needed and to provide structured support with step by step plans to meet any needs. 

I hope to work closely with other senior leadership teams to offer support identify strategies that could be effectively used to help to support the implementation of their own school improvement plans.

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