Apply to become an SLE

If you are interested in applying, please email Paula Casey ( for details of the next round of interviews. Since this role involves a commitment from your Headteacher to be released to support other schools, please discuss your application with them before applying.

The Astra Learning Alliance is currently recruiting for Primary and Secondary SLEs. Specifically, we are looking for SLEs with specialisms in Primary, History & Child Development, however we would welcome applications from prospective SLEs with other areas of specialism. We look forward to receiving your application.

Dan at Thomas Harding

What are SLEs?

SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals, teams or deliver CPD to new entrants and experienced staff.  Astra SLEs will be deployed in one of the following ways:

To provide school to school support

To help deliver initial teacher training as part of the Astra SCITT.

More information and to apply

If you are interested in applying to become an SLE with the Astra Alliance, please read and complete the application form (your Headteacher will need to also complete the reference section) and email it to Application guidance can be found here and more information can be found on our SLE overview page as well as pen portraits of our current SLEs.  Please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Priggs ( or Paula Casey ( if you have any questions or would like any more information.