Specialist Leaders of Education are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below the headteacher for example, deputy/assistant headteachers, and subject leaders with at least 2 years’ experience in a particular field of expertise.
SLEs have the capacity, skills and commitment to support other individuals or teams, in similar positions in other schools.
They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders achieve it in their own context.
The aim of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) is to offer support to individuals and teams in similar roles in other schools. They are experienced leaders who have demonstrated outstanding practice and have the skills to support others in similar contexts
Take a look at the film below to hear our SLEs talking about their role.