Specialist Leaders of Education

The SLE role is designed to help improve the quality of school provision through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning, ultimately raising standards and improving the outcomes for children. Teaching Schools are responsible for designating SLEs, brokering SLE deployments and providing ongoing support.
SLEs will help to troubleshoot any barriers that may be encountered in embedding new ideas into everyday practice, and provide on-going support and coaching to ensure that training and personal development are not isolated activities but an investment in your staff and outcomes for our young people.
As a SLE, you will be deployed into schools to develop the leadership capacity of individuals and teams using coaching and/or facilitation that draws on the knowledge and expertise in your specialist area. Your work will contribute to improving outcomes for students in other school settings.
Meet our Specialist Leaders of Education here

If you are interested in applying to become a SLE, you will need:

  • a successful track record of working effectively within your own school (or across a number of schools)
  • evidence of successfully using coaching or facilitation skills to bring about sustainable improvements
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • an understanding of how your specialism and skills can contribute to wider school improvement goals
  • an analytical approach in identifying and prioritising needs
  • the ability to set and establish new and innovative working practices
  • the ability to grow leadership capacity in others