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Specialist Leaders
of Education (SLE) 
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. The Schools White Paper introduced the concept of the SLE role, which will help to improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning, ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes for children. This  designation recognises the important role that many senior and middle leaders play in supporting their peers to develop.

Teaching schools will have the role of designating SLEs and brokering their deployment into other schools. The application rounds are advertised on the National College website. More information can also be found on the Becoming a SLE Page.

We are currently recruiting SLE's therefore if you are interested in applying please follow the Becoming a SLE page link above.

There are other SLEs available  via other Surrey Teaching Schools. If you would like to investigate deploying one of our SLE’s at your school please go to the brokering page. 


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