SPECIALIST LEADERS IN EDUCATION (SLE)
- "Subject and pastoral leaders are highly effective in their roles; they ensure that the academy’s key priorities are known and addressed by teachers in the areas they lead. Several are specialist leaders of education, and use their skills and expertise to contribute to system-wide improvement. Consequently, the academy has excellent capacity to improve further, and to ensure that improvements can be sustained."
- Ofsted (May 2015)
The GSA TSA is fully committed to raising the achievement of the young people in our schools and beyond. We are proud to have a range of expert staff who are focused on achieving this goal and are keen to share this expertise with others.
Our team of SLEs come from a range of schools including primary and secondary phases. They are outstanding leaders across all phases with the skills to support individuals and teams in other schools. They can help enhance outcomes, systems, resources and people. Their expertise covers a range of subject areas; English, maths, SEN, Languages as well as middle and senior leadership support. SLEs will work with you to improve an area together – whether it's in the classroom, walking the corridors or playgrounds, or leading and managing a team.
If successful at interview SLEs will receive designation and be offered high quality free training through the National College. Once complete the Teaching School will deploy SLEs to support the needs of schools within and beyond the Teaching School Alliance.
All deployments will be negotiated between the employing school and GSA TSA and funding will be reimbursed to schools for release. Rates, charged to the school receiving the support, start from £150-£200 for half a day to £250-£350 for a whole day.
Deployment opportunities will include targeted school to school support, involvement in projects, contribution to CPD events, leadership of networks, delivery of Initial Teacher Training, involvement in regional conferences and the opportunity to engage with and contribute to national policy.
We can also offer an ongoing programme of professional development to SLEs, including the opportunity to access any leadership curriculum elective modules which can be used to gain M level credits.
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