SLEs are a new nationally accredited designation led by Teaching Schools and designated through the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). They are part of the strategy for building capacity for system leadership and school to school support. SLEs are middle and senior school leaders with specialist expertise in subject leadership or a whole school issue such as behaviour management, ITT or SEN. They provide support to individual leaders and teams in other schools by using a high level coaching or facilitation approach which draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area.

Within MKLA we have a number of SLEs with specialisms in primary, secondary and special schools. They can be deployed to support school improvement and leadership in a variety of ways. There are further cohorts of SLEs being designated and there is an increasing demand especially for primary SLEs.

The National College of Teaching and Leadership have compiled a list of SLE areas of expertise, this list will help schools who are looking for specific training and support to identify the right SLE for them, to view the list of specialisms please click here.

If you would like further information on requesting the support of an SLE or if you are looking for an alternative SLE specialism, then please email . If you would like to become an accredited SLE and would like to do so through MKLA, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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