Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are experienced middle and senior leaders who have the skills and expertise to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what excellent practice in their area looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The SLE role was created to help raise standards and improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning. System leadership supports the Department for Education’s goal to provide every child and young person with access to high-quality provision, achieving to the best of their ability regardless of location, prior attainment and background.

SLEs can come from any school, regardless of their school’s Ofsted grade.  They can focus on working with senior and middle leaders, they can become Initial Teacher Education experts who would be commissioned to lead subject knowledge development and subject mentor development in Manchester Nexus SCITT, and/or they can become teacher development and CPD experts who would be commissioned to work on delivering the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications with East Manchester Teaching School Hub.

SLE Recruitment

The recruitment window for the next round of SLE Applications is now closed.

Please see our letter to applicants with further information below:

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