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Info for SLE Applicants

In each academic year there are two opportunities to apply to become a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE). The New Essex Teaching School invites prospective SLEs to make an application during the next round which opens October 1st and closes October 26th.


Applicants must meet the following criteria


You will:


  • have held a leadership role or responsibility within your school. 
  • be an outstanding middle or senior leader,
  • have at least two years’ experience
  • have a first-class knowledge in a particular field of expertise.


Please contact Katie Mittell ( to indicate your interest in applying to become a Specialist Leader in Education, accredited by the East of England SLE Partnership.


We can send you all the relevant documents so you can make an application at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can download them from the website Please allow yourself adequate time to make the application in time for the closing date*. Remember to allow time for your Head Teacher to complete his or her part of the form.


Interviews will follow after the shortlisting process.


Successful applicants will be invited to attend the Core SLE Training in order to complete their accreditation. 




SLE Application Form