Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs): These are our outstanding middle and senior leaders, each of whom have a particular area of expertise and the skills to develop the leadership capacity of colleagues and teachers in similar positions in other schools.

Some of our SLEs also focus specifically on developing classroom expertise. For many the role is dual, and includes developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice within their own schools.

 

OSCAs SLEs have a track record of relevant and successful leadership expertise to draw upon. They combine their outreach role with leadership roles here at OSCA. We have found this to be essential when working with other schools, as those colleagues being coached know that our SLEs are also practitioners. It creates credibility. Our SLEs know what they are talking about because they do it day in and day out themselves.

 

All of OSCAs SLEs have…

1. evidence of successfully using coaching and/or facilitation skills to bring about sustainable improvements

2. excellent communication and interpersonal skills

3. a good understanding of what constitutes 'outstanding' in their field of expertise and the ability and confidence to communicate this

4. a good understanding of how their specialism and skills can contribute to wider school improvement goals

5. an analytical approach in identifying and prioritising needs

6. the ability to set and establish new and innovative working practices

7. the ability to grow leadership capacity in others

Please see our individual SLE profiles, which outline the myriad of expertise we have to offer. Our SLEs will work through one-to-one or group support, and at times and timeframes to suit your school’s development needs.

 

Marie McMahon:

Areas of Support:
NLE,
OFSTED Inspector,
Leadership and Management/School Improvement,
MFL

More info

                                              email address:
                                              marie.mcmahon@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Faye Cutler:

Areas of Support:
CPD Provision Review,
CPD Structures and Practice,
Development and implementation of QA systems

Support with departmental reviews

More info

                                               email address:
                                               faye.cutler@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

Becky Maiden:

Areas of Support:
CPD Systems,
NQTs,
Teach Firsts,
Schools Direct,
Teaching Learning

                                             More info

                                             email address:
                                             becky.maiden@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Martin Sorby:

Areas of Support:
English - curriculum leadership and pedagogy,
Whole school literacy,
Boys progress and achievement.

More info

email address:
                                             martin.sorby@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Kabir Ahmed:

Areas of Support:
Attendance,
Behaviour,
NQT/Trainee Teachers,
Teach Firsts,
Schools Direct,

More info

                                             email address:
                                             kabir.ahmed@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Arif Nedjat:

Areas of Support:
English,
Literacy,
Effective Middle Leadership,
                                            Using data to support progress

                                            More info

                                            email address:
                                            arif.nedjat@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Jayne Cooper:

Areas of Support:
Raising Attendance,
Reducing Persistent Absence,
Bespoke individual and group training

 

More info

                                             email address:
                                             jayne.cooper@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Bethan Ruth:

Areas of Support:
Outstanding Teaching and Learning,
A.F.L
Humanities Subjects: Citizenship, Sociology, R.S

 

                                            More info

                                            email address:
                                            bethan.ruth@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Becky Ball:

Areas of Support:
Performing and Production Arts,
Creative and engaging
teaching and learning strategies.

 

                                             More info

                                             email address:
                                             becky.ball@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

Becky Rock:

Areas of Support:
English,
Literacy,
Initial Teacher Training,
CPD

                                              More info

                                              email address:
                                              becky.rock@ormistonsandwell.org.uk

 

    Adam Day:

    Areas of Support:
    English Curriculum,
    Leadership of English

 

 

      More info

                                             email address:
                                             adam.day@ormistonsandwell.org.uk