SLE & NLE Support

Specialist leaders of education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders in positions below the headteacher, with at least two years’ leadership experience. They have a particular area of expertise and a successful track record of school improvement.

With excellent interpersonal skills, SLEs are able to work sensitively and collaboratively with others and have a commitment to outreach work. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of specialism looks like and can help other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

Salesian Teaching School has several SLEs with specialisms in a number of subjects.  For more information please contact

National leaders of education (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers or principals who, together with the staff in their schools (designated national support schools (NSS)), use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. Within our teaching school alliance, we have a wealth of National leaders.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we can offer please contact