Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Specialist Leaders of Education
If you are an experienced middle or senior leader who is interested in supporting leaders in other schools, you can apply to Atlas to be accredited as a specialist leader of education.

The SLE role is varied and is determined by the needs of the schools that you support and your areas of expertise. You will be deployed to add extra capacity to a school and develop leadership.

To apply you need to have at least 2 years’ leadership experience and a successful track record of working in your school or other schools

You need excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills

You must have at least 1 specialism from the 4 areas of focus for Ofsted.


You need to have the support of your head teacher

Contact us to apply to become an SLE

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