Interested in becoming an SLE?
Maplefields Teaching School Alliance are looking to recruit both Primary and Secondary phase SLEs in the next round of recruitment. An SLE is a middle or senior leader in a position below the head teacher with a particular area of expertise, who will support middle or senior leaders in other schools. Deployment is based on need and demand. Deployment types will vary.
There are many benefits for SLEs and their schools: Opportunities to work independently, to be creative and try out new ideas, development of coaching and facilitation skills, opportunity to network with peers, experience of different school environments and the chance to learn from ideas and approaches used in other schools.
By becoming an SLE you will be extending you leadership skills by supporting collegues in local schools through training, development and school to school support.
Teaching schools are responsible for the selection and placement of specialist leaders of education. This is one part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.
We are looking to recruit more SLEs in all subjects.
Before applying read the: SLE application guidance
Download our SLE Application form at the bottom of this page.
SLEs are designated through individual teaching school alliances and at various times there will be recruitment opportunities through this website.
We are currently recruiting SLE's.
Closing date for applications is Monday 16th October 2017.
If you know anyone interested please encourage them to apply or contact us for more details.
For general information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested please read the criteria and access the application form from this page.
We are looking for teachers with skills in phonics, literacy, and all primary and secondary subject areas and as Leading SENCOs
If you would like a conversation about the role of SLE within our alliance please do contact either Sue Ijewsky or Lynda Morgan. We will be happy to speak with you.
Applications will need to be returned to Sue Ijewsky by Monday 16th October 2017 by 4pm.
Interviews are planned for Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 9.30am
We look forward to hearing from you.
To become a specialist leader of education, you need to have been in a leadership role below the headteacher for at least 2 years. Your headteacher will be asked to confirm that you are in an appropriate role. Higher level teaching assistants are not eligible to apply.
You can be from any type or phase of school.
You do not need to be in an outstanding school or a school that is part of a teaching school alliance, as long as your school has the capacity to release you to work in other schools. You must have at least one specialism from our areas of expertise, which are based on the 4 areas of focus for Ofsted.
Leadership and management:
Academies and academy transition; assessment; leadership of continuing professional development; school business management and financial management; leadership of curriculum
Art; closing the gap; drama; design and technology; early years; english; geography; history; information and communication technology; maths; modern foreign languages; music; phonics; physical education; personal, social and health education; religious education; science; special educational needs; support for the most able pupils
Quality of teaching:
Initial teacher training and newly qualified teacher development
Behaviour and safety:
Behaviour and discipline; attendance
To be successful in your application, you should have:
You can also provide supporting evidence gained from completing leadership development opportunities such as:
There is no cost to apply. Successful applicants will be entitled to some training at no cost to their school. However, the school will have to pay for associated travel or supply cover.
Alternatively you can use this editable PDF to fill in the SLE application form.
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