The three teaching school alliances in Thurrock – Thurrock Primary Teaching School Alliance, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred Teaching School Alliance and Thurrock Teaching School Alliance – are working together to recruit SLEs who will be able to support colleagues in Thurrock following successful designation.  SLEs are a key part of a school-led system, which is driven by a moral purpose and that recognises the reciprocal benefits derived from peer-to-peer support.

To become an SLE, a teacher should be an outstanding practitioner with at least two years’ experience of a leadership role (including middle leadership roles). Aspirant SLEs can work in any phase and any school, but must have the support of their headteacher to apply. Deployments will vary, and will be subject to the SLE’s headteacher’s permission.

SLE Information

Who can apply

SLE Application Process

SLE Application Guidance

SLE Application Form

Thurrock 2nd Reference Form

Our SLEs

At Dilkes Academy, our Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) offer a wide range of expertise. SLEs are designated by Teaching Schools as they are outstanding Middle and Senior leaders who have the skills to develop the leadership capacity of individuals and teams in schools, using coaching or facilitating that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area. The work will contribute to improving outcomes for children.

Our SLE's are (please click name for a short bio:

Kiron Kular - Teaching and Learning 

Kirsty Watson - Maths

Nicola Barrett - EYFS

Victoria Teager - SEN

Helena Fleischer - General Primary

Lucie Childs - Geography

Helen Rice - SEN

Sam Oxley - EYFS

Hayley Nye - Science 

Emma Pattison - English

Georgia Knight - T&L

Gemma Bosworth - Maths