SLEs are designated by Teaching Schools and are assigned to their Teaching School’s Alliance. They are a means by which Teaching School Alliances can achieve their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
For all deployments of the SLE programme the Arthur Terry Teaching School is responsible for:
- Interview and assessment for designation
- Induction training Optional additional training sessions
- Raising awareness of SLEs purpose through the Alliance Developing aspirant SLEs from the Alliance Brokering SLE services
- Drawing up Deployment Agreements
- Completing Deployment Evaluation Documents
- On-going SLE support
- Measuring the impact of SLE deployments on outcomes for children
- Review and monitoring of SLE assignments
- Quality Assurance
- De-designation of SLEsThe Arthur Terry Teaching School is responsible for managing the deployment process from start to finish, supporting the SLE throughout their deployment, including identifying the most appropriate SLE when a request for support is received. Support will always focus on sustainable leadership development and school improvement.With this in mind, each deployment will start with a clearly defined Deployment Agreement, drawn up by the Teaching School in consultation with the organisation commissioning the deployment. Arthur Terry Teaching School SLEs can be deployed in all phases of schools, including cross-phase. It is important to note that the number of SLEs and the corresponding areas of expertise that a Teaching School can designate are controlled by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.