Specialist Leaders of Education

As an alliance we recruit, train and deploy Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs).

What is an SLE?

SLEs work with other schools to help them raise achievement and improve outcomes for their students.

  • They are experienced teaching and support staff from all kinds of schools with a particular area of expertise to offer.
  • They have excellent interpersonal skills, are able to work sensitively and collaboratively with others and have a commitment to outreach work.
  • They understand what outstanding practice in their area of specialism looks like and can help others to achieve it in their own context.
  • Appointment, training and deployment as an SLE is also an opportunity for personal professional development.
What is an SLE?

The current round of recruitment has now closed, and we will announce the next round on this page in due course – probably in the summer term 2017.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply please complete Section 1 of the application form linked below and send it to your headteacher to complete Section 2. Please note that a successful application must show evidence of:

  • Expertise in your specialism
  • A commitment to outreach
  • Leadership or other significant responsibility
  • Use of coaching or facilitation skills to grow leadership capacity in others
  • The significant impact of your contribution in supporting others in other schools and/or at St Paul's

Useful Links

How to Apply

We curently have no events for Specialist Leaders of Education. Please, check back soon for updates!

Meet our Leaders

Our National Leaders of Education (NLEs), Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) can be deployed individually to support schools but, increasingly, we are being asked to provide a package of interventions involving a multi-disciplinary team including not just subject-specific knowledge but also broader experience such as in leadership, curriculum design, pupil premium reviews, workforce planning and strategic financial planning.

We also offer a wide range of training, including leadership development at all levels.

Rob Carter

Dave Carter

Brendan Conway

Jenny de Sausmrez

Chris Franke

Debbie Friis

Martin Gainey

Nick Imrie

Vanessa King

Stella Knight

Marianne McDonnell

Louise Morgan

Nick Patterson

Keith Perera

Laurie Perry

Kathryn Saunderson

Georgina Scott-Smith

Jacqueline Shabankareh

Dan Smith

Jo Stedman

Maria Stewart

Louise Taylor

Expertise Summary

Leadership & Management

  • Leadership Team Development
  • Middle Leader Development
  • Aspiring Leader Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Pupil Premium Reviews
  • Workforce Planning
  • School Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • ITT, NQT, SD Teacher Training
  • Leadership of CPD
  • Alternative Provision
  • Catholic Ethos
  • Action Research
  • Mentoring and Coaching (pupils and staff)

Pupil Achievement

  • BTEC
  • E-Learning
  • Early Years
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Science
  • SEND
  • RE

Want to know more?

Please contact Vanessa Milne, Inspire Support Manager, on 01444 873898, or via our Contact form.