SLEs are experienced middle or senior leaders, who have the skills to support middle and senior leaders in other schools. The SLE role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.
Stephen has always seen the importance of sharing good practice and supporting colleagues; he has mentored many PGCE students and NQTs and has facilitated CPD to staff within his faculty and beyond. Stephen has been involved in the planning and delivery of the Secondary Maths TSST course at Malmesbury School for the past two years and is an NCETM Advanced Mathematics Professional Development Lead.
She believes a teacher’s wellbeing is central to them delivering their best lessons and is currently learning how to juggle three children and a busy life herself!
‘Extremely supportive and able to adapt to whatever the requirements were of other classes and staff in the department’
‘Students in intervention group very much enjoyed the sessions, I think down to the imaginative use of tasks and the enthusiasm of the AST.’
‘Productive feedback from observations…Positive role in team teaching…Well prepared and indexed resources made available’
Ruth has undertaken a variety of roles whilst working in the trust. In September 2014, Malmesbury opted to offer Core Maths as a compulsory subject to all eligible students. Ruth became the Core Maths Coordinator for the course and then progressed to becoming a Core Maths Lead for the Wiltshire/South Gloucestershire Region.
During her time as a Core Maths Lead Ruth worked closely with the GLOW Maths Hub where she was the Level 3 Lead. This involved liaising and communicating with key partners in the Hub area, including the Advance Maths Support programme and leaders of Level 3 Maths practice in schools and colleges across the GLOW region and beyond. In this role Ruth promoted and hosted a range of events to support teachers and schools in delivering Post 16 mathematics qualifications.
Ruth was Director of Maths and Computing whilst on secondment at The Dean Academy. During her secondment she coached colleagues across all departments as well as mentoring TeachFirst participants in Maths and English. Ruth also supported the Maths department in making crucial curriculum changes in KS3 and KS4 to improve student outcomes.
Ruth is passionate about sharing good practice and supporting colleagues; she has a wealth of experience in mentoring. Ruth has been instrumental in developing, coordinating and delivering the Maths TSST programme at Malmesbury School.
More recently Malmesbury School has bid to become the lead school for one of the national career hubs and Louise will be presenting at the national conference for the Careers and Enterprise Company. Louise is currently working across the Athelstan trust to audit SMSC in the trust and look at ways to enhance provision for all students. Louise believes deeply in the value of working collaboratively and is passionate about students receiving the best possible education in PSHE, Citizenship, Enterprise and Careers.
In addition to this academic work he has worked single handed on vocational BTEC courses developing them specifically for SEND students. He is currently working as a second in department in Science and Transition Liaison at the Dean Academy. Firth has worked as a PGCE and NQT mentor helping to develop new and upcoming teachers sharing his passion for teaching with a friendly enthusiastic and approachable style.
He is an outstanding and passionate practitioner of secondary education. Additionally he contributes to the extracurricular life of the school by running the DoE award and lending his DoE assessor accreditations to other schools.
Ruth has mentored many PGCE students through the University of Bristol PGCE course, and served on the Advisory Group for the PGCE course. She has also authored resources for a pre-ITT online course for Hibernia University. She is currently Senior Curriculum Leader for International Business and Languages at Malmesbury School and has contributed to the design and development of our TSST French programme.
Michelle is motivated by a love of her English Language and Literature as subjects with far reaching impact and an unfailing commitment to the importance of leading by example.
She has always had an interest in supporting NQT’s and her work has involved working closely with them in school and helping their professional development. Sessions have been run to help NQT’s reflect upon their teaching and become critical and constructive of their own teaching.
Jacqueline has worked with Bath Spa University in their post graduate course and has carried out teaching sessions with RE students; the teaching and delivery of Sex and Relationships Education. She has also been involved in the recruitment process for their teacher training course. Throughout this time, she has been a mentor for trainees in school ensuring they make progress in their teaching.
In addition to this role Adam was appointed Beacon Co-ordinator for the school in September 2001 and worked particularly with Castledown School and Churchfields School at Senior Leadership level supporting subject leaders. When the Beacon initiative ended in July 2004 he retained his whole school responsibility by co-ordinating the four main public events for the school and working on community projects as Community Liaison Co-ordinator.
The school was awarded a second specialism in sport in 2007 and Adam has led on this in the school and in work with the Youth Sports Trust.
Adam has worked with the University of Bath on the ITT PE course since 1994 and worked alongside the Course leader Andrew Hibbert as the Lead Mentor having held this title for 12 years. He has delivered a number of sessions to the whole PGCE PE cohort and also worked as the internal moderator for the PGCE and has worked as the external moderator for the GTP in Physical Education. He is currently working with the Youth Sports Trust as the South West representative on the ITE Focus group as a Partner School and represents Sheldon School on the Wiltshire Sports Alliance group. Adam now works as a mentor with PE trainees from the University of Exeter. Adam also delivers to the Year 3 Sports Coaching and Education cohort at the University of Bath regarding application for PGCE / teaching posts and the role of the Physical Education teacher in schools.
Carl now manages a thriving Design and Technology faculty of 14 staff at Sheldon School which has an outstanding Ofsted record for DT and which is the largest school in Wiltshire. The team have recently been awarded the prestigious Design Mark for their outstanding design curriculum.
Design and Technology at Sheldon has been designated a Lead School by the National College to recognise outstanding pupil performance which has grown from high levels of teaching and learning in a purpose built environment.