School to School Support
A brief introduction to Specialist Leaders of Education
Experienced and outstanding leaders who are specialists in their fields and understand the importance of supporting leaders in other schools to build their own leadership capacity and capabilities, with an aim to improve practice
This can be done through one-to-one or group support or include activities such as:
- Analysing data
- Facilitating & training others
- Joint action planning
At The Green Light Alliance, our Specialist Leaders of Education can work ‘In-house’ in their own schools and in other schools. They can work in conjunction with the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and/or Head of Faculty or in conjunction with other agencies to support key areas for development. The SLE’s main role is to work in partnership with Leaders, to help them improve their leadership skills and abilities.
A Specialist Leader of Education is matched with a Leader after careful consideration based upon their skill, knowledge, areas of expertise and availability.
The Specialist Leader of Education process usually develops through a minimum 6-week cycle or a through a selected School to School Support package. The SLE can work independently or as part of a team. The Specialist Leader of Education process is regularly reviewed, evaluated and adjusted through open and honest discussions, supportive feedback and clear agreed action planning.