Our Specialist Leaders Of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE’s) are outstanding practitioners designated by the Teaching School in partnership with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. SLE's are outstanding practitioners equipped to support the system through school to school support and delivery of CPD.

Teaching schools and system leaders support the Department for Education’s goal to provide educational excellence everywhere so that every child and young person can access high-quality provision, achieving to the best of their ability regardless of location, prior attainment and background.

All of our SLEs are experienced middle or senior leaders who are interested in supporting middle and senior leaders in other schools.

We are very flexible in our approach to SLE deployments, providing one on one support, providing support across a team or addressing a whole school priority. Our SLEs have expertise in:

  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Business Management
  • Closing The Gap
  • Early Years
  • English
  • Geography
  • Initial Teacher Training
  • Maths
  • Phonics
  • SEND

SLE's are available for long term deployments to address whole school priorities, to provide short or long term support to subject leaders, to address teaching and learning priorities for teams or individuals and to deliver staff meetings, twilights and inset days.

If you require support, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your needs in more detail.

SLE deployments are charged at the following rates:

·       £350 per day

·       £175 per half day

SLE Designation

We are always looking to recruit outstanding practitioners as SLE's. SLE's are middle and senior leaders with the expertise to support schools. SLE's could be Subject Leaders, SENCOs, Business Managers, Early Years, Senior Leaders and exceptional Teachers. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity, an opportunity to raise income for your school, join a network of SLE's locally and a network of 4000 nationally and to support and influence the outcomes of children beyond your school. To find out more information about the role of a SLE please visit www.gov.uk/specialist-leaders-of-education-a-guide-for-potential-applicants.

If you are interested in finding out more about SLE recruitment, please contact Laura Baddiley at lbaddiley@harrington.derby.sch.uk or call on 01332 769821.

If successful, SLE's will receive designation and be offered high quality free training. Once complete the Teaching School will deploy SLE's to support the needs of schools within and beyond the Teaching School Alliance as and when requested.

All deployments will be negotiated between the employing school and Teaching School and funding will be reimbursed to schools for release. Currently there is an expectation that SLE's will be deployed for 10 days per year. Deployment opportunities will include targeted school to school support, involvement in projects, contribution to CPD events, leadership of networks, delivery of Initial Teacher Training, involvement in regional conferences and the opportunity to engage with and contribute to national policy.

To add your name to our SLE list to be called in October please fill in the form below:-

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