Specialist Leaders in Education


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 for up to 15 days a year to support leadership in other schools.  The current range of specialisms include: EYFS, KS1 and KS2, Maths, Literacy, Teaching and Learning, SEN, Financial Management, Assessment SLT systems and structures support.

The SLEs come from a wide range of schools.  To apply to become an SLE please visit NCTL. The SLE receives training once designated and then the Teaching School brokers the support on the SLE’€™s behalf.

For further information, please contact Clare Walton, Director of Teaching School on 01384 905053, Email: cwalton@earls.dudley.sch.uk