About SLEs

Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who use their leadership 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.

By offering credible peer support rooted in current practice and drawing on real experience SLEs will share and develop outstanding, inclusive and innovative practice to support school improvement.

They achieve this by taking a collaborative coaching approach to help develop other teachers and leaders to ensure long term sustainable improvement.

SLEs have the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national networks to develop a learning community.

We have a dedicated team of experts available to provide bespoke support packages based on the priorities for your school.

For further information about our SLEs and their Areas of Specialism please contact us.


The cost to the host school will be calculated on a daily rate. There is no pre-defined time commitment for SLE work because models and types of deployment will vary, for example, a full day a week for one term. Overall, we expect each SLE to be available for deployment for a minimum of 15 days per academic year.

A pre-visit fee of £150 is charged to the supported school for an initial discussion about the support required. In addition to this, the daily rate for school to school support is:

Daily SLE Rates from January 2016

Cost to Purchasing School

Reimbursement to SLEs School

Brokerage Fee to Teaching School




*you will also be responsible for covering any additional costs relating to your own staff cover


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