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Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding Middle and Senior Leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like, and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.


The North Shropshire Teaching School Alliance in conjunction with the Darwin Learning Partnership can offer the services of 11 SLEs with specialisms in various subjects.


If you would like to have a SLE deployed to your School, please click on the buttons below for more information on our SLEs and their specialism areas and contact Ian Nurser to discuss your requirements on 01939 232292 or email

We regularly recruit for SLEs, if you have a specialism area and would like to become a SLE, we would be very interested to hear from you. Please download the briefing paper below and click on the links.


  • SLE opportunities provide an excellent form of CPD enabling you to enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities in a variety of ways
  • You will develop effective coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • A great opportunity to advance your career prospects