Interested in becoming an SLE

To enquire about becoming an SLE please contact;
Lizzy Ford – Director of Ninestiles Teaching School

The application process is robust. SLEs considering application MUST have the support of their Head Teacher or Principal.

Following initial application, Ninestiles Teaching School Alliance Strategic Board members, together with moderation by an external Teaching School Alliance Representative undertake formal interviews at which SLEs must answer panel questions and give a presentation highlighting aspects of their school improvement work with proven impact.

If the selection criteria are fully met, a recommendation is then made to the NCTL for accreditation. In order to qualify for application SLEs must be able to demonstrate that:

  • They have been employed in a leadership role below the Head Teacher / Principal for at least 2 years
  • Their school will have the capacity to release them to work in other schools
  • They have at least 1 specialism from the areas of expertise, which are based on the 4 areas of focus for Ofsted:-
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENTAcademies and Academy transition; Assessment; Leadership of CPD; School Business Management and Financial Management; Leadership of curriculum.
PUPIL ACHIEVEMENTArt; Closing the gap; Drama; Design & Technology; Early Years; English; Geography; History; Information and Communication Technology; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; Phonics; Physical Education; Personal Social and Health Education; Religious Education; Science; Special Educational Needs; Support for the most able pupils
QUALITY OF TEACHINGInitial Teacher Training; Newly Qualified Teacher development
BEHAVIOUR AND SAFETYBehavior & Discipline; Attendance