Benfleet Teaching School Alliance are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to become a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).

You do not need to be in an outstanding school or a school that is part of a teaching school alliance to become a specialist leader of education but  you do need to have been in a leadership role for at least two years. Your headteacher will be asked to confirm that you are in an appropriate role.  You can apply from any type or phase of school.

You must apply through a teaching school alliance that is recruiting in this application round. Successful applicants must have at least one specialism from the National College for Teaching and Leadership areas of expertise, which are based on the 4 areas of focus for Ofsted – Leadership & Management, Pupil Achievement, Quality of Teaching and Behaviour & Safety.

Benfleet Teaching School Alliance have identified the following priorities within our area and will be recruiting according to these needs but these are not definitive:

Design & Technology
Special Educational Needs
Initial Teacher Training & NQT Development
Behaviour & Discipline
Leadership of Continuing Professional Development


Should you be interested in becoming a Specialist Leader of Education, it may be useful to read the following documents:

 SLE Application Guidance - Applicants

 SLE Application Guidance - Referees

 SLE Sample Application


Should you have any questions regarding SLE applications or wish to apply to become a Specialist Leader of Education, please contact Denise Mair, Benfleet Teaching School Alliance Manager by completing our enquiry form.  


Please be advised that SLEs wishing to be accredited during the next application window will need to submit completed applications with references by 31st May 2017.








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