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SLE Accreditation Training

Our accredited SLE training programme is facilitated by expert senior leaders from within Pioneer Teaching School.  The training encompasses 1 full day and 2 half-day sessions which are designed to develop the skills, qualities and understanding required for an effective specialist leader of education (SLE).


The first day is an introduction to school-to-school support and the role of the SLE. It provides SLEs with essential information about the role and will equip them with the tools and techniques for effective school-to-school support. It also provides an opportunity to meet other SLEs.  The half-day sessions cover coaching the improvement of teaching and learning.  Once successfully completed, SLEs can be deployed by their Teaching Schools in school-to-school support.



The aims of the SLE core training are:

  • To understand the current climate involving school-to-school support
  • To appreciate the importance of an emotionally intelligent SLE
  • To build a toolkit of skills to become an effective SLE
  • To prepare SLEs for deployment


Our 2020 training dates are taking place on:

  • Monday 2nd March 2020, 9am – 4pm
  • Monday 9th March 2020,  9am – 4pm

Lunch is provided.  All sessions will take place at Harrison Primary School in Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7EQ.



  • SLEs working on behalf of other Teaching Schools -  £100 per person.
  • SLEs working for Pioneer Teaching School - the fee will be covered by Pioneer Teaching School.  
    Please note places are limited.



To enquire about booking this programme, please contact our Teaching School Administrator, Paula Parkes at


Feedback from previous SLEs

“Really helpful and informative. Every session has been a pleasure and a learning curve”


"It was really useful to have the time to try out different coaching techniques and so helpful to have time with other SLEs”


“The facilitator is so knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. – thank you!”


“I feel empowered and proud to be a SLE. The training has advanced my passion, knowledge & confidence”

If you are interested in becoming an SLE

If you are interested in joining our team of SLEs at Pioneer Teaching School, please see the guidance regarding our application process on the link below. We would be delighted to hear from you and discuss the role further with you and your headteacher.

Mary Myatt is leading our 2020 Pioneer Leadership Conference - January 17th at Village Hotel, Portsmouth. Book now as tickets are selling fast.