National (NLE), Specialist (SLE) and Local (LLE) Leaders of Education

Anna Robinson, Headteacher at Beacon Academy is a National Leader of Education (NLE) and Kate Owbridge, Headteacher at Ashdown Primary is a Local Leader of Education (LLE).

We currently have six Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) available to support both primary and secondary schools across the region. Areas of expertise include Leadership and Management; Pupil Achievement; and Quality of Teaching. To enquire please email teachingschool@beacon-academy.org.

  • Yonathan Abraham, Assistant Headteacher and Head of Mathematics, Beacon Academy. Area of expertise: Mathematics.(SLE)
  • Luke Atkinson, Head of School (Junior site), Ashdown Primary School. Areas of expertise: Leadership of Curriculum, Assessment, Behaviour and Discipline. (SLE)
  • Jonathan Barcock, Year 5/6 Phase Leader, Ashdown Primary School. Areas of exterptise: Curriculum, English, History, Mathematics and ITT. (SLE)
  • Sara Bursey, Head of English, Beacon Academy. Area of expertise: English (SLE)
  • Jest Carpenter, Deputy Headteacher, Rye College. Areas of expertise: Behaviour, Welfare and Safety. (SLE)
  • Dom Downes, Head of College, Rye College. Areas of expertise: Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Leadership. (SLE)
  • Bethan Dupasquier, Assistant Headteacher for Mathematics and Computing, Heathfield Community College. Area of expertise: Mathematics. (SLE)
  • Mark Enser, Head of Geography, Heathfield Community College. Areas of expertise: Geography, Research Informed Teaching, Assessment and Curriculum Design Principles. (SLE)
  • Louisa Farina, Science Teacher, Hailsham Community College. Areas of expertise: Chemistry, Attendance, Behaviour and Discipline. (SLE)
  • Giles Ingham, Head of History, Beacon Academy. Areas of expertise: History. (SLE)
  • Francesca Ireland, Head of Visual Arts, Heathfield Community College. Areas of expertise: Art. (SLE)
  • Thelma Moodie, SENCo, Beacon Academy. Areas of expertise: SEN, Behaviour and Discipline.(SLE)
  • Sally Porter, Assistant Headteacher, Willingdon Community School. Area of expertise: English. (SLE)
  • Hollin Preston, Head of RE, St Catherines College. Area of expertise: RE. (SLE)
  • Emma Smith, Head of History, Heathfield Community College. Areas of expertise: History. (SLE)
  • Bijal Trivedi, Professional Tutor and Head of Health & Social Care, Beacon Academy. Area of expertise: Leadership of CPD specifically ITT’s, NQT’s and RQT’s (Recently Qualified Teachers). (SLE)

For further information on making an application to become a Local Leader of Education (LLE) or a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE), please refer to the documents below:

Thinking of becoming an SLE

SLE Application Form

SLE Application Guidance

Thinking of becoming an LLE

LLE Application Form

Email your applications to Teachingschool@beacon-academy.org Closed

SLE Assessment Day and venue: TBC