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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Specialist Leaders of Education

The concept of the SLE role was introduced in 2011. The role aims to help to improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support, ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes for children.

Redborne Teaching School Alliance has now designated its first Specialist Leaders of Education. We currently have nine secondary focussed SLEs led by our Head of Teaching School, Nigel Croft, NLE.  Their deployment will be both determined by SSIF priorities and any bespoke support which is sought from individual schools.

Our SLEs are here to grow others. They are inclusive and collaborative in approach, seeking to work with colleagues to improve outcomes for all students irrespective of background or circumstance.

Our SLEs, who come from a range of backgrounds across the Redborne Teaching School Alliance, are listed below. Click on their names for a flavour of the work they do. To access SLE support for your school please contact

Matthew Jones

Secondary Mathematics

Olivia Calloway

Secondary Physics

Christine Harvey

Secondary English

Jane Luck

Secondary English and professional tutor

Michelle Williams

ICT and Computing

Claire Crowther

ITT, NQT and Design Technology

Nikki Brennan

Leadership, teaching and learning, secondary Science

Parminder Sidhu

Leadership, teaching and management, secondary English

Ian Belcher

Data management and analysis

Clare Laidler

Primary English 

Katrina Rhoden

Secondary MFL

Tanya Knight

Primary Mathematics and Science

Catrin Green

Secondary English 

Kerry Quinn

Secondary History  

If you are interested in becoming a SLE, please contact Vicki Walsh at, in the first instance.


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Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462