Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are experienced middle and senior leaders with a particular area of expertise (such as a subject area, early years, behaviour or school business management) and a successful track record of school improvement.   

SLEs support leaders in other schools. The SLE role is about developing other middle and senior leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools. This may be done through one-to-one peer coaching or facilitated group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as data analysis, coaching or joint action planning. 

Please click on the links below to find out about the SLEs in the four Teaching School Alliances within the Saffron Teaching School Hub.

SLEs - Chelmsford Teaching Schools Alliance

SLEs - Professional Learning Network

SLEs - Saffron Alliance

SLEs - West Essex Teaching School Alliance

For more information about SLEs, click here.