How do you become an SLE?

Cohort 13 SLE recruitment round - application round opens 1st October 2018


  • Application round is open: from 1st October 2018 until 31 October 2018
  • interview process 1st November to 30 November 2018
  • SLE applicants are informed of interview result by 15 December 2018
  •  core training for designated SLEs will be in the Spring term 2019.

The application process:

  • Talk with your headteacher
  • Seek your headteacher’s agreement to become your referee. They must also agree to pay the £150 cost of the SLE statutory training.
  • Fill in part 1 of the application.
  • Part 2 must be completed by your Headteacher, as a referee, and they then return the form to
  • You have to send your second referee the Second referee document here.
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Access the application form.

The application guidance can be found here:

who can apply

Application Guidance 2018

Your headteacher will need sufficient time to complete this reference. The reference will be a key part of the application form which needs to be completed and returned by 31st October 2018

If you have any further specific questions related to becoming an SLE and the application process, contact Andy Daly at Swavesey Village College, via Jo Gent, Administrator for CTSN SLE recruitment

All applications must be submitted to the SLE administrator Jo Gent by email,

For information about our currentSLEs and the support they can provide please visit our School to School support pages.

If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to an assessment day which will consist of:

·         A presentation

·         Formal interview questions

The final assessment stage is a Compulsory Core Training Day 

·         This is a standardised day for the Eastern Region

·         A certificate designating you as an SLE will only be given on the successful completion of this training day

·         There will be pre-task activities that you will be asked to undertake by your SLE Core Training Centre before you attend this day.