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Accessing Support

SLEs will be deployed following an initial needs audit to support school improvement.  All support packages involve the time of 2 SLEs and includes the initial needs analysis and a system of quality assurance. The support available ranges from a one-off session to ongoing support over a term or academic year. Sheffield Teaching School Alliance firmly believes that the most impactful and mutually beneficial support is best developed by schools, for schools, with a focus on building sustainable internal capacity. As such all support packages come with an exit report which focuses on building sustainable internal capacity.


STSA have SLEs currently designated from a diverse range of primary and secondary settings. The SLEs currently designated have specialisms and particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Curriculum: Curriculum Development and Leadership of the Curriculum
  • EAL and EMA
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • English and Leadership of English
  • Evaluating Teaching and Learning
  • ITT and NQT Support and Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths and Leadership of Maths
  • Phonics
  • Professional Learning and Leading CPD
  • SEN/SENCo Support
  • Teaching and Learning

If you would like to access the support of an SLE or are interested in finding out more about the support available please contact Helen Duffy at