School to School Support

To request the support of an SLE, please complete the SLE Deployment Request Form and return it to

Elmhurst Teaching School Alliance believes that a collaborative school-led system of school improvement is the most effective way to engender high-quality learning outcomes for all pupils. Through our School-to-School Support partnerships, we can work together to improve the quality of teaching, learning and leadership.

School fees for SLE deployments are as follows:

  • Whole Day - £450
  • Half Day - £250

Please see our SLE Deployment Guidance document for information on deployment, payment and recruitment of new SLEs.

SLE payments will be made to the home school of the particular SLE (e.g. if you deploy Jack Corson, the payment would go to Nelson Primary, rather than to Elmhurst, and would be passed on the finance team at Nelson)

Applications to become an SLE at ETSA are currently closed. If you are interested in applying to be at ETSA Specialist Leader in Education, please check this page for links and deadlines, and express your interest using the Contact page of this site.

We currently are a lead school in the Newham Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Network. Membership is free, and is open to all Newham schools. See our most recent agenda here, and contact Bryony Collins ( if you wish to join the Geography Network.

 In addition to our SLE and NLE deployments, we host occasional conferences for ETSA and other local schools. Most recently on 3rd December 2015, we hosted a Conference on Assessment without Levels, which you can read about here.

Check this page regularly for similar opportunities.

SLEs and NLEs

Elmhurst Teaching School Alliance has a lot of expertise to offer, with a wide-reaching range of National Leaders in Education and Specialist Leaders in Education. These carefully recruited individuals can be deployed to partner schools to help address areas in need of improvement, and in order to work with staff to promote excellence and the raising of standards.

Our current list of NLEs, LLEs and SLEs is to the left of this page. See the categories below, and explore their profiles to the left.

English, Literacy and Phonics

Stephen Crooks, Sophie Gwilliam, Kelly Jones, Katherine Roberts

Primary Mathematics

Samira Islam, Anita Kumar, Elizabeth Robbins, Michele Zylstra, Debra Nehmara, Max Lawson

Secondary Mathematics

Latifa Salmoun

Leadership and Management

Paul Hinchliffe, Raheema Patel (SBM), Sally Norris, Victoria York, Latifa Salmoun, Jane Nash (SENCO)


Hannah Phillips, Julie Pointer, Angela Warren

Wider Curriculum

Hannah Phillips (History), Julie Pointer (RE), Laura Crocker (Music), Jonny Walker (Geography/History), Catherine McGill (Art and Design)


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