SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders (including Heads of School, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers, Subject Leaders or School Business Managers) with at least four years experience.

The role of an SLE is focused on:

  • Improving outcomes for children
  • Leaders supporting leaders
  • Drawing on specialist knowledge and areas of expertise
  • Supporting the delivery of CPD to develop staff skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Being flexible to meet the needs of supported schools
  • Sustainability – helping schools improve their own leadership capacity

SLEs 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.

SLE deployment

SLEs are deployed at the request of Alliance Schools. Each deployment can be bespoke to individual schools including the length and focus of the deployment. We have several examples of highly successful deployments and out current SLEs offer a range of specialisms including:

  • English and Literacy
  • Maths and numeracy
  • Developing phonics
  • Autism awareness
  • Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Working with teaching assistants
  • Closing the gaps
  • Creative curriculum
  • Support for NQTs

Click here for a list of our available SLEs.

Further Information

For further information or to discuss how an SLE could help support in your school, contact:

Sophie Venables
Teaching School Director 
Tel: 02392 852330