How do you become an SLE?

Cohort 15 SLE recruitment round - application round opens 15th October  2019


  • Application round is open: from 15th October 2019 until 15th November 2019
  • interview process 16th November to 30 November 2019
  • SLE applicants are informed of interview result by 15 December 2019
  •  core training for designated SLEs will be in the Spring term 2020.

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.
  •  By completing the application form you agree to the terms set out in the CTSN Privacy Policy here.

Access the application form.

The application guidance can be found here:

who can apply


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 15th November 2019

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 for CTSN, Jo Gent by email,

For information about our current SLEs 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.