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Specialist Leaders of Education Training

We deliver core training to Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) once you have been designated as an SLE by a National Teaching School. We are one of only two London Teaching Schools that are accredited to deliver this training, using the NCTL’s national SLE training programme.

The core training day is a mandatory element of the designation, and all SLEs must undertake core training before being deployed in their SLE role.

You may choose to undertake two additional (optional) enrichment training sessions.

Who is this training for?

This programme is for SLEs designated by the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance, Chafford Hundred Teaching School or another Teaching School.

What is involved?

SLE training comprises two parts:

  • Core training day

This provides you with essential information about the role and will equip you with the tools and techniques for effective school-to-school support. It also gives you the opportunity to network with other SLEs.

  • Two optional enrichment sessions:

You are given the opportunity to select two sessions from a choice of four two-hour sessions:

  • Developing others – using the principles of coaching models to provide strategies for getting the best out of a team.
  • Leading and managing organisations – share good practice and develop a plan to improve system leadership in your own school.
  • Developing your leadership potential – how to choose the right leadership style to support others and deal with resistance effectively.
  • Leading teaching and learning – providing the leadership of excellent teaching and learning throughout your organisation.

Training must take place within three months of designation. You must have completed your core training before you can be deployed as a Specialist Leader of Education.

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