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