SLE Recruitment

SLE Recruitment

The recruitment window is open for SLE cohort 5 from 5 – 23 May 2014.

We are recruiting for the following SLEs:


  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) 
  • Closing the Gap
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) 
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • Early Years
  • Assessment 


  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • Science x 2

If you meet the following criteria and feel that becoming an SLE is for you please apply before 23 May 2014 or contact us for further information.

  • Are you an aspiring SLE?
  • Are you an outstanding middle or senior leader with at least two years' experience?
  • Have a successful track record of working effectively within their own school and/or across a group of schools?
  • Be able to give evidence of successfully using coaching and or facilitation skills to bring about sustainable improvements?

Key Points

  • Whilst SLEs will be outstanding at what they do, they can come from any school, regardless of the school's Ofsted grade. However, the Head and Chair of Governors must agree that the school has the capacity to release them.
  • SLEs need to meet strict designation criteria.
  • SLEs have expertise in a specific area, for example a subject area, inclusion, literacy, early years, behaviour or school business management. 
  • There is no pre-defined time commitment for SLE work because models and types of deployment will vary, but on average it will be around 15 days a year.
  • The payment rate for SLE time is £350 per day. 

To Apply

Please contact us for an application form or download it here:


Th application form consists of two sections. You are required to complete section 1, and section 2 is to be completed by your referee.

Once you have completed your section you will need to send the application form to your Headteacher referee. Please can you request that once they have completed the reference section of the form, could they please return to us by 23 May in order for it to be submitted.

Register your interest in becoming an SLE 

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