Focus on our SLEs
We are privileged to have some outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. Each month the Brooke Weston Teaching School is profiling one of our SLEs. Here’s Rebecca Waterson from Brooke Weston Academy:
Rebecca is currently Senior Assistant Principal at Brooke Weston Academy responsible for the leadership of whole school Teaching and Learning and staff development. She has recently been appointed to Vice Principal with an official start of August 2018. Her SLE designation is in History, Teaching & Learning and Leadership.
Becky has been teaching for 13 years, having completed her PGCE at Leicester University in secondary history. She taught at an inner city Leicester School for most of her career as Head of Humanities and Senior Standards Leader, leaving to teach abroad in an international school in Singapore for two years. She is an avid reader and enjoys skiing, running and travelling the world.
She said: ‘Being an SLE is a privilege. It is nice to be able to support and coach other teachers and to be formally recognised for my skills, strengths and expertise. As the Senior Assistant Principal in charge of Teaching & Learning, coaching and mentoring and developing others is the most enjoyable yet integral part of my role. I strongly believe that we should always look to our fellow teachers for development through coaching, mentoring and collaboration.
‘Our peers’ skills and talents are the most valuable and powerful resource for teacher development. Working with other schools in the Trust and nationwide will be an exciting part of my new role as an SLE.’