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Becoming a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) #SLEchat #SLTChat

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cherrylkd

Since being designated as a Specialist Leader of Education in November 2014 I have had two distinct reactions from people. From family, friends and also some people in education I’ve had ‘What’s an SLE’? From people who know what an SLE is and who know how much effort I put in to my role I’m being asked ‘Why on earth do you want to add more work to your already busy life for no extra money’? I thought I would answer both of these questions in one post. I apologise if you already know the first part of this, but please bear with me as I have a couple of questions at the end of the post.

An SLE is an outstanding (not my use of the word!) middle or senior leader with a particular area of knowledge who can help to develop the leadership in other schools. Currently there…

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Author: cherrylkd

SLT, SLE, CPD & Assessment leader, ITT NQT Mentor at an outstanding special school in Blackpool. MA in SEN/Inclusion. Writer for Bloomsbury.

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