If you are interested in applying to be an SLE, you will need to identify how you have made a significant impact in your specialist area.
This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:
- data analysis
- facilitating and training
- joint action planning
If selected, you’ll be expected to provide evidence that your work has had a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people by developing leadership capacity in other schools
Who can apply?
To become an SLE, you need to have been in a leadership role other than headteacher for at least 2 years. Your headteacher will be asked to confirm that you’re in an appropriate role. Higher level teaching assistants are not eligible to apply.
Before you apply
You will need to evidence that you meet all areas of the criteria and are outstanding in at least one of the agreed SLE areas of expertise. Please note that although SLEs themselves must be outstanding at what they do, they do not have to come from outstanding schools – they can come from any school.
If you are interested in applying to become an SLE, then please contact John Fitzpatrick: