SLE Development Programme

This project aims to support mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of, and aligning more with approaches used in, the Maths Hubs Programme. 

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.

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. 

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.