SLE Recruitment



Our  SLE Application window opened three times in the last academic year 2016-17 and we were proud to congratulate 18 applicants upon their SLE designation with The Dean Trust Teaching School.

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 when the window for applications opens.

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.

When the application window is open, 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.


 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