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The Alliance of Leading Learning (ALL) is currently looking to increase its portfolio of expertise and is expanding its School-to-School support network. We are currently recruiting new SLEs to join our team and support our schools and teachers within the local area. Not only that, but with the Alliance of Leading Learning’s extensive national network of schools, we are looking to highlight our own region’s talented professionals as part of a drive to increase the quality of educational provision throughout England and the United Kingdom.
What does an SLE do?
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.
This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:
If selected, you’ll be expected to provide evidence that your work has had a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people by developing leadership capacity in other schools.
Who can apply?
To become an SLE, you need to have been in a leadership role other than Headteacher for at least 2 years. Your Headteacher will be asked to confirm that you’re in an appropriate role. Unfortunately, Higher Level Teaching Assistants are not eligible to apply.
To be successful in your application, you should have:
You can also use evidence gained from completing leadership development opportunities, such as NPQML and NPQSL qualifications. For further information about these qualifications, please see www.leadinglearning.co.uk.
The role lasts for 4 years, at which time there’ll be a review. The types of placements will vary. For example, one might be a 2-day diagnostic exercise, while another might require a 3 month, full time support role. Time may be taken as a block of consecutive days or spread over a longer period.
There’s no minimum or maximum time commitment. You and your school will need to think carefully about capacity and negotiate your availability together. We will discuss any potential deployment with you and your school though should your expertise be requested for support.
The Application Process:
There are 2 situations where you have the right to appeal:
To make an appeal you should:
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)