Have you got a middle or senior leader in your team who has great skill and expertise in a particular area or areas? Could they be developing their experience and competency and sharing their talents through school to school support? If so, look for evidence that they meet all areas of the criteria and are outstanding in at least one of the agreed SLE areas of expertise. Please note that although SLEs themselves must be outstanding at what they do, they do not have to come from outstanding schools – they can come from any school. Recruitment open 1st-31st Oct. Click here for details and application forms.
Specialist Leaders of Education or SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below the headteacher, with at least two years’ leadership experience. They have a particular area of expertise (such as a subject area, early years, behaviour or school business management) and a successful track record of school improvement.
Become a SLE
Our SLEs are innovators and take a lateral approach to their role. Working as a team they are exploring opportunities and looking to see where there are gaps in networks, training and school-to-school support work. If you have been in a leadership role for more than two years, have a specialism in one of the required areas of focus and would like the opportunity to develop your peer-to-peer support skills then please get in touch for details of our application and designation process.
The Spring 2019 SLE recruitment round will be open: 1st May – 31st May 2019.
SLE Application Guidance
SLE Application Process
General SLE Information
SLE Application Form
SLE Referee form
Find the right SLE to work with your school
SLEs play a significant role in raising standards in our schools. The nature of SLE work is attractive to schools because they develop leadership capacity in colleagues in other schools with similar positions. It’s about discussion, asking the right questions and seeking solutions together. Below you will find profiles on our team of SLEs. If you would like to explore the possibility of working with one of our team please get in touch.