Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and Lead Practitioners are outstanding middle and senior leaders with at least two years’ leadership experience in positions below the headteacher. They're dedicated, specialist advisors, brought in to help schools deal with key, specific issues. Every SLE or Lead Practitioner has a track record of successful school improvements and a particular area of expertise in at least one of these areas:
Our SLEs and Lead Practitioners are available to lend their expertise and knowledge to all our Partner Schools, helping them to reach new heights in the education world.
Leading training & supporting schools
Our SLEs and Lead Practitioners facilitate our CPD programmes. They also work on a more personalised basis with schools to support work in a particular area, often as follow-on work after Peer Review.
How can I become an SLE or Lead Practitioner at London South TS Hub?
SLEs and Lead Practitioners can come from any school or academy, including nursery, primary, secondary, special, pupil referral unit, independent or free school, or sixth form college. The SLE or Lead Practitioner will be an outstanding practitioner although it is not necessary for his or her school to be outstanding.
We expect all aspiring SLEs and Lead Practitioners to attend our three day Lead Practitioner programme and to be fully supported by their Headteacher. School leaders need to commit to being to release their SLEs and Lead Practitioners for three days per academic year.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the role.