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Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

darker colour logoSpecialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders in primary or secondary schools 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.

SLEs support leaders in other schools in the local area. They have excellent interpersonal skills, are able to work sensitively and collaboratively with others and have a commitment to outreach work. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and can help other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The SLE role is about developing other middle and senior leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools. This may be done through one-to-one peer coaching or facilitated group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as data analysis, coaching or joint action planning.

If you are interested in becoming an SLE please see the attached information or contact us on  DfE's Information for potential applicants can be found here.


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