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SLEs are available to work with school leaders, offering support in a range of aspects. They focus on developing leadership capacity; their role is about developing other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.
NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who use their skills and experience to provide coaching and mentoring support to another chair of governors to improve school/academy performance.
The Somerset Partnership Teaching School is affiliated with a number of designated SLEs and an NLG who, between them, have a broad range of expertise and experience. If you are interested in deploying an SLE or NLG to your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Claire has particular experience and expertise in SEN. Please go the biography link for examples of deployment and guidance for SEN link governors in mainstream and special schools.
Leadership, Early Years and foundation stage, KS1
School Business Manager, Academy Conversion
Leadership, English, Phonics, Early Years
Leadership, Pupil Achievement / Assessment, ITT, NQT
ITT, Leadership of Teaching and Learning
Science, Independent learning and feedback, Leadership & Management
SLEs and NLGs are monitored and held accountable for the quality of the support they provide. They are expected to be able to evidence that their work has had a positive impact.
As a Teaching School, we are responsible for ensuring that the SLEs and NLGs we designate are providing high-quality support to others and that this support is having a positive impact. We are also responsible for reviewing the designation of any SLEs or NLG whose work does not ensure sufficiently high-quality outcomes. To identify and monitor appropriate outcomes and impact measures for deployments, we may look at indicators such as: