Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist leaders of education are ambassadors for change,  focussing on developing leadership and building capacity. While other roles (for example; advanced skills teachers) concentrated on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools. Teaching schools are responsible for the selection and placement of SLEs who are accredited by NCTL. 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.

At Future Stars TSA we have SLEs with the following specialisms.

  • Science
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
  • Reading and Phonics
  • Pastoral Care and Restorative Practices
  • Dialogic Teaching
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Art and Design
  • Computing


For further infomation about our SLEs and how to arrange an initial consultation please email:

Apply to be an SLE

Teaching school alliances are now able to recruit on a rolling basis.

To apply to become an SLE, you should:

  • contact us directly to check whether we are currently recruiting SLEs
  • complete an application form which you can obtain from us
  • get a supporting reference from your current Headteacher

Please see the SLE application guidance (PDF, 283KB, 8 pages) and the standard version of the application form for reference only.