SLE Support

Specialist Leaders of Education

As a Teaching School, our aim is to enhance teaching, learning and achievement in schools across the region by providing training, research, professional development and school to school support. We offer peer support to middle leaders in other schools through our Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs). 

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. They can provide support through development planning, quality assurance, improving performance and peer coaching. We have SLEs who can offer support in the following areas: 

Secondary subject leadership: we have SLEs in Mathematics, English, Science, Computer Science, Design Technology, Modern Languages, Geography and Music. 

Primary: we can provide SLE support in reading, writing, SPaG, teaching and learning. 

ITT and NQT development: we have SLEs who can provide support in school-led ITT (School Direct, SCITT development and external moderation) and NQT support (running effective NQT programmes in schools). 

SLE recruitment round Spring term 2018

In order for us to continue and further develop our Teaching School work in school to school support and ITT we need more Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)


We are now recruiting for the following specialisms:

Primary – school improvement, English, Maths, reading, leadership, ITT

Secondary – Geography, Design Technology, History, English, Maths, Science

Timescales and deadlines

Mon 5th March application deadline

Thurs 15th March interviews

For further details and an application form please contact Julie Bostock, Director of Teaching School tel. 01524 64496 ext 1074

SLE commissioning fees:

Schools that are part of the Ripley TSA pay £300 per day or £175 per half day.

Schools outside the Ripley TSA pay £350 per day or £200 per half day.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ripley TSA and/or you would like to find out more about our SLEs and School to School Support, please contact me: 

Julie Bostock

Director of Teaching School


Tel: 01524 64496