Apply to be a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)

Teaching schools

The GLF Teaching School Alliance has just opened their application window to experienced outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below Headteacher, who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools.  Applicants should have at least two years’ experience in a particular field of expertise and a successful track record, supported by evidence of impact, or working effectively within their own school and /or across a group of schools.

Please click on the link below to download the SLE guide for potential applicants

A Guide for Potential Applicants - SLE

Application Process & Programme Details 

  • Application Round Closes - Monday 11 March 2019
  • Invitations to attend the Assessment Day are circulated – Monday 18 March 2019
  • Interview and Assessment Day -Thursday 28 March 2019 at Glyn School, Ewell, KT17 1NB  
  • Outcomes are confirmed -Tuesday 2 April 2019
  • SLE Core Training Day - Friday 3 May 2019 at Glyn School, Ewell, KT17 1NB

To submit your application, please download the form available here or as a page download below and return it to or post it to CPD Training, Claygate House, Littleworth Road, Esher, KT10 9PN 


The cost to become an accredited SLE to staff outside of the GLF is £350 (+ VAT). Applicants will only be charged once they have successfully completed and passed the application stage.  The charge is for the SLE Core training.  This is a required element of the designation and all applicants must complete their training before being accredited and deployed as an SLE. 

Further Information

If you require any further information please contact or phone 0208 716 4987.   

Page Documents Date  
Application Form SLE 2019 12th Feb 2019 Download