SLE Recruitment



The third SLE Application window of this academic year opens on Monday 22nd May 2017 and closes on Monday 12th June 2017.   The interview and assessment day will be held on Thursday 29th June 2017.   For this cohort, we are recruiting SLE’s with specific areas of expertise in secondary subjects: Art, Business Studies, Design & Technology, Geography, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and PE.  For Primary: EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  Other subjects may be considered.

If you are an experienced middle or senior leader who is interested in supporting leaders in other schools, you might want to apply to be a specialist leader of education.

To become a specialist leader of education, you need to have been in a leadership role below the headteacher for at least 2 years. Your headteacher will be asked to confirm that you are in an appropriate role. Higher level teaching assistants are not eligible to apply.

You can be from any type or phase of school.

You do not need to be in an outstanding school or a school that is part of a teaching school alliance, as long as your school has the capacity to release you to work in other schools.

You apply direct to the Teaching School of your choice who will be responsible for assessing applicants and making the designation recommendations to the National College for validation.

The Dean Trust Teaching School is accepting applications for SLEs and welcome applications from middle and senior leaders within and beyond our Alliance.


 SLE_application_form The Dean Trust 2016-17

SLE Application Guidance Applicants pdf icon

SLE Application Guidance Referees pdf icon

SLE Appeals Procedure pdf icon