- One of the main themes for Teaching Schools is working with other schools to share learning, practice and ideas. Teaching Schools support system-wide improvements whilst continuing to improve their own schools.
- The Suffolk Borders Alliance has a successful track record of working with schools within and beyond Suffolk.
- Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of support for all schools depending on their needs. We hold a register of expertise including National Leaders in Education, Local Leaders in Education and Specialist Leaders in Education. If you would like to find out more about working in collaboration to improve outcomes for children and young people, If you would like to know more about the support available please contact us.
School to School Support/SLE's
Suffolk Borders Teaching School Alliance is delighted to announce that NCTL supports our immediate priorities for the recruitment of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), Cohort 6.
The SLE application window is from 1st to 23rd October. If you have expertise in any of the following priority areas and would like to apply to become an SLE with School Partnership Trust Academies please download the guidance document and application form below.
SBTA Teaching School Alliance immediate priorities:
- Primary / Early Years / ITT development / SEND
- Secondary Core Subjects
- Leadership of Curriculum (Teaching & Learning)
The deadline for applications is 23rd October 2014.
For more information please visit the Gov.uk guide for potential applicants
SLE's & LPs
A team of Leading Practitioners and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) from our Teaching School Alliance are deployed across the SBTA schools to provide a structure for the sharing of expertise and the delivery of learning opportunities at key times such as training days, preparation for inspections and intervention events.
Curriculum leaders, special needs specialists and support staff from the SPTA regularly meet, and are deployed at key times to provide the leadership and the energy for school improvement.
What are SLE’s?
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) act as 'system leaders', supporting individual leaders and teams in other schools by using a high level coaching or facilitation approach that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area. This may involve a wide variety of support approaches, including diagnostic models, and one-to-one or facilitated group support. Regardless of the type of support model delivered, the ultimate aim of SLEs is to contribute significantly to improving the outcomes for children through developing the capacity of peer leaders in other schools.
SLEs support the high quality professional development of leaders and may also potentially play a key role in the future development of school-to-school support, by identifying outstanding future leaders. SLE support takes a coaching approach, meaning that any development will be collaborative. This will also assure long-term, sustainable improvement, as the aim is to help supported leaders to develop their own leadership capacity.
What are Leading Practitioners?
We are training and accrediting Leading Practitioners (LPs), who like the former ASTs support the professional development of other teachers through raising standards in teaching and learning.
LPs and SLEs will play an important role in driving school improvement in their own and other schools to improve their leadership practice. LPs work primarily with other classroom teachers to improve their teaching practice.