Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

An SLE is an experienced middle or senior leader who has been awarded this nationally-recognised designation following an application and selection process. Each SLE has a particular specialism, although they may also have expertise outside this designation.

SLEs are available for short to medium term deployments to support school improvement work, and to raise the standard of teaching.


Name School Specialism
Narinder Basra Upton Court Grammar School Maths (secondary)
Ben Clark Wexham School CPD and ITT/NQT induction
Isaac Howarth Cippenham Primary School Maths (primary)
Stacey Jenkins Langley Grammar School Computing and IT
Dan Mace Langley Grammar School Geog, Supporting the more able
Jo Evans Claycots Primary School Business Management
Michelle Morales Costin Langley Grammar School Post 16 Assessment
Gemma Rehal Chestnut Lane School Early Years & KS1
Nicola Rispoli-Hall Upton Court Grammar School Psychology
Janet Roberts Langley Grammar School CPD and ITT/NQT induction
Antonia Spinks Upton Court Grammar School Leadership/Assessment
Pauline Sweetman Foxborough Leadership of Curriculum
Jessica Theisinger Foxborough English
Seann Wilkinson Langley Grammar School Music
Jay Johannessen Claycots Primary School Music (primary)
Karen Pooley Lynch Hill Primary Academy Music (primary)
Rebecca Reffell Claycots Primary School Early Years
Further details of our SLEs can be found here.

If you would like to enquire about SLE support please contact Janet Roberts, Teaching School Director (CPD and School Support), by email at janetroberts@lgs.slough.sch.uk.


Becoming an SLE

Teaching Schools are responsible for the selection and deployment of SLEs as part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

STSA hold periodic recruitment rounds for SLEs. Information is sent out to schools with details of how to apply.

Further information about the eligibility criteria and designation process can be found on the DfE website by clicking here.