What are SLEs?
Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.
SLEs can help to develop the leadership capacity of individuals and teams in other schools, using coaching or facilitation support that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area. The work will contribute to improving outcomes for children, with priority likely to be given to supporting the needs of underperforming and challenged schools.
These leaders are available to support leadership development in other schools. The current range of specialisms include: EYFS, KS1 and KS2, Maths, English, Teaching and Learning, SEN, Assessment and Marking, SLT systems and structures support.
It is an unpaid role for the SLE, but the school providing the SLE will charge £350 a day for the work they do to cover costs.
To enquire about our SLEs and how to broker support please contact: V.Day@ryders-hayes.co.uk
SLEs come from a wide range of schools. Recruitment for cohort 6 has now closed.
To apply to become an SLE please read the guidance and eligibility criteria carefully. The application form can be downloaded here Application Form and must be returned to Ryders Hayes.
The SLE receives training once designated and then the Teaching School will broker the support on the SLE’s behalf.
Ryders Hayes is one of the 16 Teaching Schools designated nationally to provide training for SLEs.