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Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs)

Are you interested in supporting leaders in other schools?

If you are an experienced middle or senior leader who is interested in supporting leaders in other schools, you may wish to apply to be a specialist leader of education (SLE). There are currently just over 6,000 designated SLEs. Teaching schools are responsible for the selection and placement of SLEs. This is one part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system. For guidance see

To apply, you should contact to check the recruitment status. You will be requested to complete an application form and provide a supporting reference from your headteacher.