SLEs are experienced middle or senior leaders interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools can apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE).
SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other 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 or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:
To become an SLE:
The types of placements will vary. For example, one might be a 2-day diagnostic exercise, while another might require a 3 month, full time support role. Time may be taken as a block of consecutive days or spread over a longer period.
There’s no minimum or maximum time commitment. You and your school will need to think carefully about capacity and negotiate your availability together.
Please contact Sarah Clarke E: email@example.com to hear more about our designation process.
Our next SLE assessment date is currently planned for 21 April 2021.
Being an SLE is a fantastic experience. It gives you the opportunity to support other schools on their improvement journey and transform the education of young people beyond your own classroom. It provides really excellent professional and career development as it allows you to hone your leadership skills and increase your experience through working with others in different contexts and, often, challenging circumstances.
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