Applications Now Open for Specialist Leaders of Education

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Teach Manchester is now recruiting to expand its cohort of SLEs.

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below the headteacher, with at least two years’ leadership experience. They have a particular area of expertise (such as a subject area, early years, behaviour or school business management) and a successful track record of school improvement.

SLEs support leaders in other schools. 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 leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and can help other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

Teach Manchester welcomes applications from aspiring SLEs in all specialisms, however applications from those to support the following priorities would be particularly welcomed:

  • Primary Subject Specialists, particularly core subjects
  • Core Subject Specialists in the Secondary phase

The NCTL has published guidance for potential applicants, which can be found here.


Benefits of SLEs:

There are numerous benefits arising from the SLE system.  These include:

  • to the employing school
  • to the deployment school / teachers
  • to the SLE themselves

Benefits-of-SLEs details some benefits and case studies relating to the SLE process.



Closing date: Monday 17th January 2017

Queries should be addressed and applications returned to:

Rachel Eppy by email or via St Mary’s School on 0161 226 1773  (please note that we will be closed for the Christmas break from 23rd December to 9th January).