Apply to become an SLE

If you are interested in applying, please email Paula Casey ( We are looking to schedule our next round of interviews remotely during the Autumn term of 2020 . 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. We would welcome applications from prospective SLEs with any specialism and would be particularly keen to hear from those with a specialism in Maths, DT, EAL, PSHE, PE, Business Studies, SEN and Primary. 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.