George Spencer Teaching School Alliance


Our team of SLEs and LLEs come from a range of schools including primary and secondary phases. They are outstanding leaders across all phases with the skills to support individuals and teams in other schools. They can help enhance outcomes, systems, resources and people. Their expertise covers a range of subject areas; English, maths, SEN, Languages as well as middle and senior leadership support. SLEs will work with you to improve an area together – whether it’s in the classroom, walking the corridors or playgrounds, or leading and managing a school.



Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

The SLE role was created to help raise standards and improve the quality of school leadership through school-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning. This new designation recognises the important role that senior and middle leaders play in improving schools and outcomes for children.

All deployments will be negotiated between the employing school and GSA TSA and funding will be reimbursed to schools for release. Rates, charged to the school receiving the support, start from £150-£200 for half a day to £250-£350 for a whole day.



Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) are successful Headteachers who work as system leaders to support school improvement. LLEs are all serving Headteachers who have been trained to support fellow Headteachers through a coaching and mentoring approach, acting as critical friend. As a Teaching School Alliance, we have a growing team of LLEs and we broker deployment of LLEs across the Alliance of schools.


Commissioning an SLE or LLE

If you would like to commission an SLE or LLE contact the Teaching School Alliance team for more information.

Our System Leaders Anthology

Please take a moment to look at our list of current SLEs, LLEs and NLEs with George Spencer Teaching School below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • Click here to download our SLE, LLE & NLE booklet.