System Leaders / School-to-School Support

HEART, in partnership with the Diocese of Salford Diocesan Schools Alliance, is providing high-quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most, within and beyond the HEART Network…

HEART Teaching School Alliance has a wide range of expertise and can offer bespoke support to your school. We can broker and oversee the deployment of NLEs, LLEs, SLEs, Lead Practitioners and Lead Experts in order to support your school on its journey to success.To request support for your school, please contact us.

Sacred Heart is a National Teaching School & National Support School and our Headteacher is a National Leader of Education.

For more information about HEART support packages, including NLE, LLE, SLE and other support, please contact us.

Meet our SLE Team

Rachael Reynolds | English Lead
Sharon Doyle | Deputy Head | English
Jennifer McCabe | English Phonics
Emma Morgan | Early years
Helen Sivills | MFL lead
Sarah Finnerty | Science lead
Catherine Callow | Deputy head | EYFS
Diane Furlong | Headteacher | English | SEND
Jane Gore | Assistant Head | English
Peter Mooney | Assistant Head
David Marshall | Deputy Head


Gary Holden | Pupil Premium Reviewer | PE | Leadership

Hayley Dewhurst | English Lead
Amy Fletcher | Teacher | RE
Stephanie Bushi | AHT | Maths & English
Elizabeth Evans | Deputy Head | Phonics
Lucy Merlo | SEND specialist

Lisa Campbell | Deputy Head | English

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 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. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like, and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The HEART SLE application window is now open. Download the application form here.

All applications and enquiries should be directed to Heart TSA.