Who Can Apply?

Specialist Leaders of Education

Key Facts

Who can apply?

You need to be an outstanding middle or senior school leader with a particular area of expertise

and the capacity, skills and commitment to support others in similar positions in other schools.

What’s involved?

SLEs will develop the leadership capacity of individuals and teams in other schools, using

coaching or facilitation support that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist

area. The work will contribute to improving outcomes for children, with priority likely to be given

to supporting the needs of underperforming and challenged schools.


There is no cost to apply. Successful applicants will be entitled to some training at no cost to their

school. However, we are unable to cover the costs of associated travel or supply cover.


The list of specialist areas of expertise, and further information on how to apply, is now available

on the SLE website