Here's a Teacher

Do you want to develop an idea?  Work with a team of like-minded people?  Coach or mentor a colleague?  Trial teaching strategies or research effective pedagogy to improve pupils' learning? 

  • Teachers across the West Midlands are working together to develop their own skills and those of others, innovate in their classrooms and employ their enthusisam to inspire exceptional opportunties in education for teachers and children. 
  • Find out what your colleagues are doing, how their activities are making an impact and how they are showcasing this enterprising profession.   If you have a project you would like others to get involved with,  just email us at  teachingschool@wigmore.hereford.sch.uk

Anna Keating SLE

“Anna’s help and support has enabled us to re-evaluate Maths teaching throughout the school. Her energy, passion and vision have given us the springboard we needed to reinvigorate our Maths teaching, expectation and curriculum. Through staff CPD and support, Anna has been instrumental in helping raise standards across the school” (Headteacher)

Anna's enthusiasm and drive to ensure children get the highest quality of teaching is infectious. We asked Anna how the role had developed and what impact it is having on those she feels privileged to work with.

What are your greatest achievements as an SLE?

"Being part of watching schools go from strength to strength in teaching and learning of Maths and in doing so raising attainment and progress for pupils."

What do you expect will to be the lasting impact of your SLE work?

"A renewed enthusiasm for Maths teaching along with a wealth an knowledge of ideas of how the maths curriculum can be brought to life and made accessible for all."

What has been the toughest challenge?

"Helping staff to recognise and then prioritise what has the greatest impact."

Who supports your role as an SLE?

"My Headteacher has not only been inspirational in terms of her own leadership but proactive and fundamental in developing my leadership skills. She is hugely supportive and along with other staff members, has been a great sounding board and at times, a voice of reason!"

What advice would you give someone new to the SLE role?

"Remember the core purpose of why you’ve been asked to provide support and never underestimate the power of listening. This can often help you to really unpick and identify where you need to focus your attention. Finally - do what you do best, and enjoy it! It’s a hugely rewarding role!"

How has this role supported your professional development?

"Being an SLE has definitely contributed towards satisfying my personal drive and commitment. In addition to this, I have had many opportunities to refine my coaching skills and to additionally fine tune my awareness of self and others. As someone who loves to learn from others, to be able to provide support in other schools, I have undoubtedly benefitted from working alongside new colleagues and professionals who all have so much to offer."

If you would like your children and staff to benefit from Anna's skills and expertise get in touch on 01568 770 323

Kayleigh Evans SLE for EYFS

At the recent Ofsted, Kayleigh received the following comments, “Teaching is inspirational.”  And Kayleigh's “Leadership is enthusiastic, skilled and knowledgeable.”  Ofsted, 2018.

"Kayleigh is one of the most effective teachers I have seen in action.  Her quiet confidence and ability to reflect on her own developing skills is inspirational."   (Assistant Head teacher) 

We asked Kayleigh how the role had developed and what impact it is having on those she feels privileged to work with.

What are your greatest achievements as an SLE?

  • Becoming an SLE in a subject that I am so passionate about!
  • Achieving an Outstanding Ofsted report in July 2018.
  • Strong progression in EYFS; Our Good Levels of Development have been significantly above national average for the past 3 years (89% +).
  • Securing great links with parents, pre-school and KS1.

What do you expect will to be the lasting impact of your SLE work?

Building links between schools and EYFS settings across Herefordshire. 
Sharing my vision for outstanding in EYFS. 

What has been the toughest challenge?

Managing time in my current schedule for my new SLE role, and leaving my lovely class.

Who supports your role as an SLE?

I have an incredibly supportive Headteacher and a close group of supporting staff. Parents at our school are wonderfully supportive and proud of my SLE role. 

What advice would you give someone new to the SLE role?

Be passionate about your subject, and always remember that it is a supportive process. Always have confidence in your subject and yourself. 

How has this role supported your professional development?

It has allowed me to share my expertise and helped me to develop links with other schools. It has also broadened my experience in supporting in different contexts.

If you would like your children and staff to benefit from Kayleigh's skills and expertise get in touch on 01568 770 323

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