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Featured - Are you ready to support leaders in other schools?

Are there outstanding teachers in your school or academy who are ready to develop their skills?

Becoming a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) is a unique opportunity for experienced teachers to develop their leadership skills using their knowledge, experience and strengths to support other schools and teachers.

These enhanced skills will also be of benefit to the teacher’s own school.

The Government have uploaded an Application Guidance document for those interested in applying for SLE designation:

The SLE application deadline is Thursday, 24 March 2016.

We are offering a twilight development session designed to offer support to teachers thinking about applying for SLE status. The session will include:

  • An overview and understanding of the SLE role
  • SLE criteria and assessment process
  • Guided reflection on relevant practical experience

The twilight session will take place on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. If you would like to attend this session please register using the form below.


Julie Grant

Specialist Leader in Curriculum, English & Literacy

Julie joined as a Tutor of English in 2001. Her SLE designation is in the Leadership of the Post 16 Curriculum and she has collaborated with colleagues who established the Trust’s Post 16 Centre in Tamworth. Her current responsibilities include the strategic leadership of Post 16 and Individual Needs; she has an especial interest in narrowing the attainment and aspiration gap for vulnerable students. Julie has presented to the SSAT Sixth Form Conference and is also a Leadership coach, supporting colleagues, both within the College and the wider region. She is an AQA facilitator for the Aspirant SLE Programme and has recently completed an MA by Research at the University of York, in the field of SLE brokering and School to School Support.

Twilight Session Registration