The ELLEN Teaching School Alliance is responsible for the recruitment, designation and deployment of Specialist Leaders in Education (SLES). SLEs are experienced leaders and practitioners who have expertise in improving the quality of provision and standards in there are of specialism. The work undertaken by an SLE is focused on building expertise, skill and capacity. It includes:
Targeted and intensive support in school and settings
Development and delivery of professional learning and development (CPD)
Leading in Research
Representation and leadership
Our SLEs have had great impact on the quality of EYs provision in West Cumbria, as evidenced by feedback from those who have accessed the support and also external evaluation such as Ofsted and Quality Improvement Visits.
Our SLEs are supported through a leadership development programme designed by the Teaching School. All are Specialist leaders work in settings/schools, they are connected to current practice, are learners themselves and will have faced similar challenges to you!
Introducing our SLEs Phonics Lisa Dempster Netherton Infant School Jayne Brown Maryport CE Primary School Emma Taylor Dearham Primary School
Reading & Writing Amy Barclay Grasslot Infant School Alex Moore Maryport CE Primary School Anna Howe Kirkbride Primary School Claire Fleming Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy
Mathematics Lisa Chilton Grasslot Infant School Michael Craig St James CE Infant School Mark Hazzard Ellenborough and Ewanrigg Infant School
PE Shelly McGlasson Ewanrigg Junior School
Behaviour Management Shelly McGlasson Ewanrigg Junior School
SEND Alex Moore Maryport CE Primary School
Early Years Foundation Stage Amy Barclay Grasslot Infant School Victoria Butler Silloth Primary School Lisa Dempster Netherton Infant School Rebecca Morrison Netherton Infant School Emma Taylor Dearham Primary School
Curriculum Development Victoria Butler Silloth Primary School Lisa Chilton Grasslot Infant School
Pupil Premium Reviews Mark Hazzard Ellenborough and Ewanrigg Infant School Dawn Watson Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy
Accessing SLE Support There are 2 routes to enable you to access this support
If you are Cumbria setting/school identified as needing support in consultation with the LA a request for support will be actioned in partnership with yourself and the LA, you will then be allocated a limited number of funded SLE support sessions which will be closely monitored
If you want support which does not fall into this category you can request it directly from the EYs Teaching School using a Request for Support Form.