Sarah Parker – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Assessment, Leadership of  Curriculum


I have lead on the development of two very creative and personalised curriculums. One across Key Stage 2 and 3 focussing on creativity across foundation subjects and more recently across Key Stage 5 with a Life skills and vocational focus.

I have lead on assessment at the all age special school I am currently Assistant Head at for the last 4 years. During this time I have implemented the following:

  • Consistent moderation practice within school
  • Links with other special schools including a regional moderation group
  • Developed a working group to secure and implement a new approach to ‘life without levels’ including the development of ‘bridging units’ to support the gap between P8 and Y1 end of year expectations


I have lead a variety of school improvement projects through the use of Enquiry and have recently established a cross school Enquiry project with Highfield’s School in Wakefield to support TA development.