We designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education.
We will lead the co-ordination of school-to-school support, including brokerage of national leaders of education (NLE), specialist leaders of education (SLE) and national leaders of governance (NLG) when required. This usually involves working with a school or academy in challenging circumstances to bring about improvement.
Symphony is recruiting SLEs with the following specialisms:
We need to identify priorities in Leicestershire and South Derbyshire and support under-performing schools and academies.
We ensure that the best leaders are working to improve the quality of teaching and leadership where it is most needed.
This includes deciding how to use the services of system leaders to provide support to other schools, such as:
We are looking to recruit and manage the placements of SLEs. This involves:
We offer a bespoke service for any school (or clusters of schools) to support many aspects of school improvement. We are not consultants, just practitioners facing the same issues as you. We offer realistic, practical support, advice and most importantly, resources and ideas that work in classroom settings.
Our National Leaders of Education (Alex Smythe and Kathryn McGovern) together with our colleagues from The Meadow, Newcroft, Glen Hills and Willesley, can offer practical support which will lead initially to quick wins for a school, but also long term strategic vision for school improvement.
Our most effective support interventions include:-
We do not offer a ’one size fits all model’ of support to any school, but aim to work closely with any client school to agree an agenda of support based its own prioritised aims for successful outcomes. We believe we can offer practical, dynamic and effective solutions, which are arrived at collaboratively, that have the greatest positive impact for a school community.
We are experienced in offering support in a variety of ways:
We have NLEs providing consultancy support, with staff from the Teaching School, for 1–2 days a week as an external source of support. Available from now, for day and part day support (£500 per day) release.
Preference for authorities close to Leicestershire, e.g. Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire Leicester City.
Support from other staff (e.g. SLEs, Executive Heads, NLGs) will be negotiated
Contact Alex Smythe at firstname.lastname@example.org