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Raising Achievement

As educators, we share the moral obligation to not only do what is best for our own schools, but what is best for education.

The Inspire Alliance has the capacity to work with individual schools, academies, local authorities or diocese, in leading school improvement and ensuring that together we can achieve the best opportunities for success.

We have a strong track record of success in these partnerships and believe they are some of the most powerful ways to engage in school improvement.

What is an SLE?

SLEs work with other schools to help them raise achievement and improve outcomes for their students.

  • They are experienced teaching and support staff from all kinds of schools with a particular area of expertise to offer.
  • They have excellent interpersonal skills, are able to work sensitively and collaboratively with others and have a commitment to outreach work.
  • They understand what outstanding practice in their area of specialism looks like and can help others to achieve it in their own context.
  • Appointment, training and deployment as an SLE is also an opportunity for personal professional development.
What is an SLE?

What is an NLE?

NLEs are strong 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.

  • They have a track record of strong school leadership with at least 3 years headship experience.
  • They have a track record of providing effective school-to-school support which has led to improved outcomes for pupils over a sustained period.

Meet our Leaders

Our National Leaders of Education (NLEs), Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) can be deployed individually to support schools but, increasingly, we are being asked to provide a package of interventions involving a multi-disciplinary team including not just subject-specific knowledge but also broader experience such as in leadership, curriculum design, pupil premium reviews, workforce planning and strategic financial planning.

We also offer a wide range of training, including leadership development at all levels.

Rob Carter

Dave Carter

Jonathan Morris

Brendan Conway

Jenny de Sausmrez

Chris Franke

Debbie Friis

Martin Gainey

Nick Imrie

Vanessa King

Stella Knight

Marianne McDonnell

Louise Morgan

Nick Patterson

Keith Perera

Laurie Perry

Kathryn Saunderson

Georgina Scott-Smith

Jacqueline Shabankareh

Dan Smith

Jo Stedman

Maria Stewart

Louise Taylor

Expertise Summary

Leadership & Management

  • Leadership Team Development
  • Middle Leader Development
  • Aspiring Leader Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Pupil Premium Reviews
  • Workforce Planning
  • School Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • ITT, NQT, SD Teacher Training
  • Leadership of CPD
  • Alternative Provision
  • Catholic Ethos
  • Action Research
  • Mentoring and Coaching (pupils and staff)

Pupil Achievement

  • BTEC
  • E-Learning
  • Early Years
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Science
  • SEND
  • RE

Want to know more?

Please contact Simone Graham, Inspire Support Manager, on 01444 873898, or via our Contact form.