Specialist Leaders of Education
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are the people on the ground who make a difference in school improvement. They are excellent classroom practitioners who have the capacity and skills to make an impact beyond their own classroom. Some have developed expertise in other areas like initial teacher training, Pupil Premium reviews and subject leadership. Getting help from an SLE is the best you can get because it comes from a colleague practitioner working in the same context as you are with up-to-date knowledge and skills.
The SLE gains as well. Supporting other teachers and schools provides an exciting new professional dimension for classroom teachers, honing skills and becoming a key driver in school improvement.
Schools win out too! SLEs earn money for schools through the outreach work they do and the school as a whole benefits from the additional expertise and confidence gained by SLEs.
HEART Teaching School Alliance has a wide range of expertise and can offer bespoke support to your school. We can broker and oversee the deployment of system leaders in order to support your school on its journey to success. To request support for your school, please contact us.
Meet our SLE Team - 2019 cohort
Meet our SLE Team - 2018 cohort
Catherine Callow | Deputy Head
Diane Furlong | Headteacher
English | SEND
Gary Holden | Pupil Premium Reviewer
PE | Leadership
David Marshall | Deputy Head
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who 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.
The HEART SLE application window is not currently open.
All enquiries should be directed to Heart TSA.