Who are our SLEs?

In December, we designated five fantastic Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) from both within South Glos TSA and beyond. 

These outstanding practitioners with specialisms in Teaching and Learning, Literacy, SEND, EYFS and ITT/NQT development are available to support schools at all levels of school improvement. 

Jo Bibby

 

 

 

Y1 Teacher, KS1 Leader and Co-English Leader at Blackhorse Primary School

Areas of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Phonics
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Middle Leadership
  • More able

Jo has been the KS1 Leader since 2007, Co-English Lead since 2013. She has worked at Blackhorse during a period of rapid improvement. Jo played a key part in the Leadership judgement of Outstanding by OFSTED in Jan 2015. She has also taught R-Y3 in 4 Primary Schools during career. Jo has supported schools and teachers for many years in English, teaching and learning and leadership with very successful outcomes.

Sonia Nicholls

 

 

 

Head of Infants at Mangotsfield CE Primary 

 

Areas of expertise:

  • EYFS
  • KS1
  • Phonics
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership

 

Amy Robbins

 

 

 

Deputy Head at Kings’ Forest Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Phonics
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership

 

Katie Goode

 

 

 

 

KS2 Leader, Y6 teacher, Literacy Leader and MFL Leader at Almondsbury CE Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • ITT and NQT mentoring
  • Literacy
  • MFL
  • Teaching and Learning

Katie is passionate about the importance of excellent ITT and NQT provision giving new entrants to the profession the best start possible and ensuring quality provision for all children. She has been a Professional Tutor for UWE since 2009 and her work has included support for school based mentors in completion of course paper work, observations and general moderation of judgements. Katie’s other subject specialisms include MFL and international partnership development, English Lead, transition to KS3.

Abby Watkins

Boolean Maths Hub Mastery Specialist Teacher

Areas of expertise:

  • Maths
  • Teaching and Learning

Roanna England

Maths Lead at Christ Church Primary School, Hanham

Areas of expertise:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • SEND

Amy Garroch

Deputy Head at Old Sodbury Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Teaching and Learning

Hannah Hayes

KS2 Lead and Maths Lead at Blackhorse Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Numeracy
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Supporting trainees

Kirsty Croasdale

Assistant Head at Mangotsfield Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Teaching and Learning

Meghan Elvin

 Head of Upper Juniors and Oracy Lead at Kings Forest Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Oracy
  • Literacy
  • Teaching and Learning

Jeni Srokosz

 

Deputy Head at St Stephens Juniors

Areas of expertise:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership

Naomi Western

SENDCo at Our Lady Of Lourdes Primary

 Areas of expertise:

  • SEND

Sam Glover

Deputy Head and Maths lead at Coniston Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Maths
  • Teaching and Learning

Beth Holmes

EYFS teacher at Bromley Heath Infants

Areas of expertise:

  • Phonics
  • EYFS

Jackie Seal

Phonics lead at Staple Hill Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Phonics
  • EYFS
  • Teaching and Learning

Helen Porter

Head teacher at Kings' Forest Primay

Areas of expertise:

  • Behaviour
  • SEND and Inclusion
  • Disadvantage

 Michelle Lynch

Resource Base teacher at Blackhorse Primary

 Areas of expertise:

  • SEND especially ASD

 Rachel Peters

 EYFS lead at Staple Hill Primary

 Areas of expertise:

  • EYFS

Liz Southwell

Raysfield Federation

Areas of expertise:

  • Science
  • SEN
  • Literacy

Katherine Baron

English Hub lead at Mangotsfield Primary

Areas of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Phonics