Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

The Schools White Paper introduced the concept of the SLE role, to 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.

We are fortunate to have some very highly skilled practitioners working with us as Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Our SLEs understand clearly what outstanding learning and leadership practice look like in their area of expertise and are skilled in helping others.

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are typically outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools and are very experienced Subject Leaders or Assistant/Deputy Headteachers who have had with at least two years experience in a particular field of expertise and have an excellent track record of supporting peers within or outside their school to develop excellent practice.

Peer to peer support, focussing on a specific area for development is a very powerful tool for school improvement particularly when it is rooted in outstanding leadership practice that draws on real, and relevant experience.

If you would like a Specialist Leader of Education Support for your school please contact us by emailing darwin@woodfield.shropshire.sch.uk

For an informal discussion, please contact Cathy Rutherford, Director of Darwin Learning Partnership on head.woodfield.shropshire.sch.uk or by telephoning 01743 343812.  

Our Application Form and Guidance can be found here and guidance can be found here.

For further information about specialist leaders of education please see the weblinks below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/specialist-leaders-of-education-a-guide-for-potential-applicants 

https://nctl.blog.gov.uk/2015/03/06/what-are-teaching-schools-and-system-leaders/

https://nctl.blog.gov.uk/2015/03/25/how-are-specialist-leaders-of-education-being-deployed/

https://nctl.blog.gov.uk/2015/07/08/how-are-specialist-leaders-of-education-sles-being-deployed-part-2/