Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

How to become an SLE

To become a specialist leader of education (SLE), you will need to hold a middle or senior leadership role below the headteacher in a school.

SLEs will:

  • be outstanding middle or senior leaders with at least two years' experience and a first class knowledge in a particular field of expertise
  • have a minimum of two years' experience in a leadership role within a school or academy

SLEs will have:

  • a successful track record, supported by substantial impact evidence, of working effectively within their own school and/or across a group of schools, or working with a range of leaders within a single school
  • evidence of successfully using coaching and/or facilitation skills to bring about sustainable improvements
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if you are interested in applying to become an SLE then please contact and one of our team will contact you to discuss it further.