SLEs are a new designation acknowledging the important role of middle and senior leaders in supporting their peers. They are excellent professionals with at least two years experience in leadership positions below the headteacher, with the capacity, capability and commitment to work beyond their own school.
SLEs are outstanding in a particular area, for example: Core Subject delivery, a subject specialism; data for achievement, Primary leadership, inclusion; ITT mentoring; performance management; behaviour; school business management. By using a high level coaching or facilitation approach that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area, they will support individual leaders or teams within the alliance and other schools.
Schools who have committed to offering SLEs for deployment will need to agree to the SLE deployment contract and commit to allowing SLEs to be deployed for a minimum of 10 days. Potential SLE candidates will be selected from the alliance schools.
Details about the role of an SLE can be found on the National College Website.
Current Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
There are currently seventeen SLEs designated and brokered by the Luton First Teaching School Alliance (LFTSA). The Alliance are proposing to designate up to fifteen other leaders to become SLEs in Round 4. To learn more about any of our SLEs view Meet our SLEs.
Want to apply?
You need to be an outstanding middle or senior school leader with a particular area of expertise and the capacity, skills and commitment to support others in similar positions in other schools. Training takes place in outstanding schools within our Alliance.
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For your application to be successful, you should have:
- a successful track record of working effectively within your 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
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- an understanding of what constitutes 'outstanding' in your field of expertise and the ability and confidence to communicate this
- an understanding of how your specialism and skills can contribute to wider school improvement goals
- an analytical approach in identifying and prioritising needs
- the ability to set and establish new and innovative working practices
- the ability to grow leadership capacity in others
Please download the application form above. Once filled in please email it to Tony Cotton at .
Contact Us if you need more information.