Meet Our SLE Team

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are ‘outstanding’ middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools.

Ade Onaeko Request Support

“Every child has greatness locked up inside of them that must be released for the overall good“

Ade Onaeko

Ade Onaeko

SLE for Pupil Achievement- Maths

Background

Ade is the Assistant Achievement Director of Mathematics based at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. He is an excellent Mathematician with the versatility to teach a full range of ages and abilities.  He is an experienced coach, who is able to provide insight into lesson planning, behaviour and progress in students for inexperienced staff members. He has facilitated sessions for experienced colleagues to help develop their understanding of the deeper meaning behind the A* and A level questions enabling them to teach top sets confidently and gain outstanding lessons.

Role within Harris Federation

Responsible for the more-able students at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Ade enjoys pushing his students and especially keeping them excited about Maths through initiatives such as the UK Maths Challenge.

Key Achievements

Due to his in-depth knowledge of the subject, Ade was able to ensure that most of his more-able Year 8 students achieved the outstanding results of A/A* at GCSE. The same strong grades were achieved in Year 12 & 13. His Key Stage 5 students are more independent and resilient when facing challenging examinations.

SLE Specialism

Pupil Achievement 

 

Amy Anderson Request Support

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other“

John F. Kennedy

Amy Anderson

SLE for Teaching and Learning

Background 

Amy joined Harris Academy Chafford Hundred in 2008 as Achievement Director for Expressive Arts. She had responsibility for the curriculum development, vision, structure, academic achievement and enrichment offer within Drama, Art, Dance and Music. With the support of a fantastic team, she raised the attainment of their students from 50% A*-C (variant across the four subjects) to 100% A*-C with most 53% of their 2014 GCSE Drama cohort achieving A*/A grades

Role within Harris Federation 

In her current role as a Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning, Amy works with individual members of staff to improve their performance but more importantly to improve the experience the students in the classroom. As a result, her key achievement lies in the correlation of data of teacher averages and the continued success of the Academy academically. As she continues to improve the quality of individual staff performance, driving members of the team at various career stages from consistently good to consistently outstanding, she knows that she can improve the experience and life chances offered to her students by securing their achievement. 

Key Achievements 

Amy facilitates programmes such as the ITP and OTP and was honoured to have been part of the EVOLVE leadership coaching programme where she learnt how to support staff in finding and identifying their own needs. She regularly leads voluntary training sessions or Teaching and Learning segments of conferences Harris Academy Chafford Hundred offer.  

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“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen“

Michael Jordan

Angela Laventure

SLE for ITT and NQT development

Background

Angela has taught in Buckinghamshire, Surrey and now teaches in the London Borough of Merton.  She graduated from Loughborough University in both Sports Science and Mathematics. She is an experienced teacher of both PE and Maths, and has held a range of leadership roles within that context including Head of PE, Head of Faculty (Maths and PE), Senior Leader (CPD), Head of Pastoral and Academic Support, Senior Leader (Assessment), Advanced Skills Teacher, and Coordinator of Mathematics.

Angela has completed a range of coaching qualifications and is a fully qualified NLP coach. In her role as an AST, Angela has coached a range of colleagues, created and led a number of coaching programmes within a school context.

Role within Harris Federation

In the role of Coordinator of Teaching and Learning at Harris Academy Morden, Angela is responsible for all ITT programmes within the Academy. Angela spends a significant amount of time working with School Direct and Teach First colleagues, as well as leading on the school’s NQT provision.  

Key achievements

Angela coached a number of colleagues whose lessons were initially graded as ‘requires improvement’ and found it satisfying to see them achieve a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ grading following her coaching input.

SLE specialism

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) development

Annabelle Ashwood Request Support

“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great if they are determined to be so“

Charles De Gaulle

Annabelle Ashwood

SLE for Modern Foreign Languages

Background 

Annabelle began her teaching career in 2001 in a mixed comprehensive secondary school in Hertfordshire where she taught French to A2 and German to KS3. In 2004, she moved on to another mixed comprehensive secondary school, where she became subject leader for French and in 2006 she became Head of MFL. In September 2014, she joined Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. 

Role within Harris Federation 

Having joined HACH in September 2014 Annabelle is a part of the ever increasing success in their students’ education. In October 2014, she had the pleasure of organising and delivering the MFL section of the Harris Federation Teaching & Learning conference. The main focus of the inset day was the new forthcoming GCSEs and how to assess without levels.  She has trained many PGCE trainees and mentored several newly qualified teachers successfully. 

Key Achievements

Being a passionate linguist, Annabelle particularly enjoys supporting staff in long and short-term planning in order to improve teaching and learning, provides guidance on how to prioritise pupils’ needs, analyse their progress and improve performance with all types of learners. Language results at her previous school were consistently well above the national average despite the school having a sports college speciality and the overall GCSE results including English and Maths were below 50%. In 2010/2011, she was seconded to a high achieving secondary boys’ school in Hertfordshire where she led the MFL department. Her focus for the year was to improve exam results particularly at GCSE level. That year, it was very rewarding to witness that the MFL GCSE results rose to 89%. She returned to her school, where she continued to lead MFL and was Head of Year 9 simultaneously.

Elliott Giles

“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all“

Elliott Giles

SLE for Business Studies

Background 

Trained on the job as graduate trainee, Elliott has been teaching a myriad of subjects for almost a decade including Business Studies, ICT, Computing, Business Comms, Economics, Accounting and Retail. He has experience in working in different school contexts, some high achieving and some low, however success has always been a constant for the teams he worked in and led. 

Role within Harris Federation 

Elliott has been Head of Business and ICT for 4 years, and enjoys being able to work with teachers at different stages of their career. He works with 25 SEND children striving to ensure that they are given the best opportunities in the classroom. 

Key Achievements

Elliott turned the results around for a year 11 GCSE business class to achieve 100% A*- C grades having taken over the class in the spring term. 

Gary Jerden Request Support

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower“

Steve Jobs

Gary Jerden

SLE for Pupil Achievement- PE

Background

With a first-class degree in BA Physical Education, Gary became a qualified teacher in 2004 at the University of Greenwich. He started began his teaching career at the Chafford Hundred campus and was part of the conversion to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. Promoted to Achievement Director of Social skills, Gary achieved 100% pass rates in GCSE Leisure and Tourism, CoPE, BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 2 and CoPE Level 2.

Role within the Harris Federation 

Now the Assistant Achievement Director of PE, Gary supported the department to become outstanding with 100% pass rates in 2010 and 2011 and is still one of the highest performing departments in the Academy. 

Key Achievements

In 2015, Gary helped Harris Academy Greenwich raise their GCSE PE grades up to 87% as well as improving their Teaching and Learning averages. He has led voluntary training sessions on questioning, features of an outstanding lesson and how to get the most out of practical subjects. Gary has also led workshops at the annual Harris Federation Teaching & Learning Conference for other PE specialists on how to make PE and Dance outstanding. 

George Graham Request Support

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible.“

Dwight D. Eisenhower

George Graham

SLE for Art

Background 

George has been Achievement Director for Expressive Arts at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred for 4 years. In that time his department has grown to become one of the most successful departments in the school. George has led the team in developing outstanding professional relationships with their students, which has led to consistently outstanding results. During his time at the Academy, he has worked and led developmental programmes for NQTs and new staff, as well as whole-school initiatives as part of the Teaching & Learning team. These experiences mean that he has developed a range of strategies to support new and trainee teachers with outstanding levels of support as they establish themselves in their new role.

Role within Harris Federation 

Over the last 6 years George has worked with a number of other schools to help them to audit and improve their Art and Design departments as well as individual staff. This has ranged from complete department reviews, planning new curriculums and schemes of work and developing data systems to track and monitor student’s progress and assessment. He also adopts real time coaching with individual staff, supporting them in finding their teaching style and using their skills and strengths to produce outstanding lessons and build excellent relationships with their students. 

Key Achievements

George has enjoyed developing his department and making it what it is today. His students are engaged and enthused and consistently out-perform others across the country.  He takes particular pride in working alongside members of staff who he has previously coached or mentored at the beginning of their career. Giving new teachers the foundations to build successful careers and in turn providing students with outstanding education is something that George feels passionately about.

Nick Power

“‘Engage, Enthuse, Excite’“

Nick Power

SLE for Science

Background 

Nick has been teaching science for fifteen years and has experience in exam marking at key stage three as well as teaching all three disciplines. He has taught the OCR 21st Century and the AQA GCSE science courses in Core, Additional, Additional Applied, Further Additional and Triple sciences.  He has also taught chemistry and biology at A-Level. 

Role within Harris Federation

Nick is an accredited facilitator for both the ‘Improving Teacher Programme’ and the ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’. He supports the science department in all areas with his experience of being Head of Department, Lead Practitioner, AST and a Head of Year. Nick also supports secondary schools in Havering by providing AST support as part of the Maintaining Pupil Progress programme which focussed on achieving higher levels at Key Stage 3 and GCSE.

Key Achievements

Nick’s proudest achievement was the uptake of both A-Level sciences and Triple science increasing dramatically over the 3 years that he has been teaching at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. 

Phil Morris

“Leadership is doing what’s right when no one is watching“

George Van Valkenburg

Phil Morris

SLE for Design & Technology

Background 

Phil has been Achievement Director for Design & Technology at Harris Academy ChaffordHundred for eleven years. In that time the department has grown from having just one member of staff to one of the most successful subject areas within the Academy. 

Role within Harris Federation

As Achievement Director for Design & Technology, Phil has developed a highly effective and engaging curriculum that allows students to achieve their potential. Over the last 12 years he has worked with a number of other schools to help them to audit and improve their Design and Technology departments. This has ranged from complete department reviews, planning new curriculums and schemes of work and developing data systems to track and monitor students’ progress and assessment. He also worked closely with a national specialist Design and Technology training provider to offer specialist training courses in the South East of England.

Key Achievements 

During the time Phil has been running the department, the results have improved from a low point to where they are now, above 90% in all areas. 

Steph Stronach Request Support

“Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things“

Peter F. Drucker

Steph Stronach

SLE for Pupil Achievement- Maths

Background

Having completed outreach work as an AST/SLE in various local schools and schools in challenging circumstances, Steph is always looking at ways of supporting Maths subject leaders in improving the levels of progress students made, and also looking at the systems and processes to track students, hold staff to account and inform team structure.

She has coached staff within her own school, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, as well as community schools from inadequate to outstanding within a year.

Role within Harris Federation 

As an Assistant Principal, Steph has led Federation INSET day sessions on ‘Leading Outstanding Maths department’, ‘Planning outstanding lessons in Mathematics’,  ‘Engaging the most difficult students’  ‘Outstanding marking’, ‘Effective hinge questions’ and ‘Outstanding assessment for learning’.  She has also been a conference speaker at her own Academy for ‘Aiming for 100% in English and Maths’ and ‘Leading Teaching and Learning’.

Key Achievements

Steph developed the GCSE Statistics scheme of work and results have been 80% + A/A* and 100% B+ for the past 3 years, with raise online figures showing the RPI being 7% higher on average than every other subject for students within the cohort.  She has Masters credits in ADHD and specific learning needs, and uses these for adapting new strategies on task adjustment in class.

Tim Johnson Request Support

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say“

Stephen Covey

Tim Johnson

SLE for Geography

Background

Based at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Tim leads the humanities department which has fourteen staff members across seven subjects. 

Key Achievements:

The Humanities department have enjoyed increased GCSE A*-C results in most subjects. In addition, the Teaching and Learning averages have increased from 1.88 in Learning and Progress in January 2014 to 1.63 Learning and Progress in July 2015.

The team of Geography teachers have enjoyed sustained improvement in student numbers and exam results, resulting in 81% for Geography, an improvement of 34% in three years. Tim is currently helping to design an innovative, challenging key stage three curriculum, as part of the London School’s Excellence Fund project with Harris Academy Morden. This involves liaising with subject specialists to ensure many students in London receive an improved Geography education.