SLE Development Programme
What does the project involve?
This project aims to support primary and secondary mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community. The workshops will run in the North (Leeds), the Midlands (Birmingham), the South (London) and the South West (Bristol).
The SLE programme is part of a strategy to support the development of local leaders of maths education (LLME) across the Maths Hubs Network. It is specifically designed to enable SLEs in their role to develop leadership capacity and capability in the schools they support.
Who can take part?
The programme is for current maths SLEs linked to a Teaching School, and will benefit both those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools or who are new to the role. Participants may work in any phase, but their SLE specialism must be in maths. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of the headteacher of their own school and their Teaching School.
The participant’s school must have the capacity and commitment to support them throughout the programme, and in working with teachers from other schools in their SLE role following successful completion of the programme.
What does the programme involve?
The programme will have the following elements:
- three one-day regional workshops with a cohort of mathematics SLEs
- an online community coordinated by Cohort Leads
- SLEs carrying out and evaluating their own maths school improvement initiative.
Throughout the three days, participants will engage in specific sessions to develop:
- skills in driving the improvement in maths, including developing the capacity of school leadership of maths
- knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers to school improvement in maths and how to tackle them
- knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of maths, including teaching for mastery.
If you’re interested, what next?
Once the application window opens on 23 March, an application form will be sent to those who have completed the Expression of Interest form; completed application forms should be submitted by 5 May.