Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Specialist Leaders of Education


There are currently just over 6,000 designated SLEs nationwide. Teaching Schools are responsible for the selection and deployment of SLEs. This is part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

We are particularly interested in recruiting SLEs in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science across all phases of education. We are also keen to designate people already working in a system leader role on behalf of OTSA, e.g. NQT Induction Leaders, CPD Programme Facilitators, SEND Reviewers and ITT Tutors.

Click here for further details about SLEs and to download the application form.



The Schools White Paper introduced the concept of the SLE role, which helps to improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning, ultimately raising standards and improving outcomes for children. This designation recognises the important role that many senior and middle leaders play in supporting their peers to develop.


National College for Teaching & Leadership - Specialist Leaders of Education


SLEs are available for short to medium term deployments to support school improvement work, and to raise the standard of teaching.


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