Together we Exceed

Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)

Whether you’re looking to engage in research and development or to become a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE), we’ve got opportunities for you!

Recruitment of SLEs

The application window is continually open. However, we may limit the specialism of SLEs we’re looking to designate based on demand. Our current needs are:

  • English

However, we welcome applications for all specialisms.

Are you looking to become an SLE?

Here’s what you need to know!


SLE application form

DfE application guidance (refer to this when completing the SLE application form)

DfE webpage for the SLE role

Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

“We believe that successful schools develop their own identity and individuality and are best placed to meet their own community’s needs.”