Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams, in similar positions, in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The SLE role is designed to help raise standards and improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning. This new designation recognises the important role that senior and middle leaders play in improving schools and outcomes for children.

SLE Recruitment Opportunities

WTSA recruit throughout the year.

How to Apply

If you're interested in becoming a SLE please contact the Teaching School for an application form. Email: teaching.school@harvillshawthorn.sandwell.sch.uk

Benefits of Becoming a SLE

  • Opportunities to make a significant difference to the lives of young people through leading others.
  • Bring creative and developing innovative practice.
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively.
  • Develop coaching and facilitation skills.
  • Opportunities to work in a wide range of diverse contexts outside your own school.
  • The chance to learn from others in addition to sharing your outstanding practice.

Our alliance will monitor the impact of the SLEs’ work by utilising the NCSL Quality Assurance Framework. Regular dialogue will be held between our Teaching School and schools receiving support to ensure that the bespoke support provided is having the desired impact. Ultimate evaluation of the impact of SLEs’ work will lie with our Partnership and Trust Board.

If you would like a copy of the WTSA SLE Handbook please contact the Teaching School, Email: teaching.school@harvillshawthorn.sandwell.sch.uk

Key benefits...

  • Proven track record in School-To-School support
  • Wealth and depth of expertise within our alliance schools
  • Leadership & management support available
  • Subject specific support available