Hub SLEs

Specialist Leaders of Education are middle or senior leaders with a particular area of expertise who will support middle or senior leaders in other schools. SLEs have capacity and commitment to undertake school-to-school outreach work, directly supporting other leaders by applying their specialist knowledge and expertise and so improving outcomes for children.

ETC Learning Hub advertises vacancies for SLEs and has created the role of Alliance Learning Leaders (ALLs). The purpose of ALLs is to support individual school improvement through the deployment of outstanding practitioners. The group complements SLEs and increases our capacity and flexibility to respond to requests for developmental work.

The process of becoming an SLE/ALL is by application only and it is important for Headteachers to endorse the applications. Headteachers are asked to write a supporting statement which validates both eligibility and capacity to perform the role.

SLE/ALLs are offered opportunities to network with each other and to attend the ETC Annual Conference.

Deployment of an SLE/ALL

If you would like further information on deploying an SLE/ALL please contact Carolyn Hughan ( in the first instance who will be able to advise you further.

ETC Learning Hub SLE/ALL Profiles

National and Local Leaders of Education are deployed within the Hub to support partners with their improvement priorities. In addition they will be commissioned by Hampshire Local Authority, National College and Department for Education, other Local Authorities and schools within and beyond Hampshire.

LLEs in the Hub are:

  • Ria Allan – Brookfield Community School & Language College
  • Cathy Davies – Hazel Wood Infant School
  • Claire Lowe – Blackfield Federation
  • Julie Turvey – Hounsdown School

National Leaders of Education in the Alliance are:

Marie Lou Litton – Wildern School