Specialist leader of education (SLE): interview questions and tasks

Adapt and use these interview questions, record sheet and tasks - along with guides on what to look for in a good candidate's responses - to help you select the best person for your SLE position.

Last reviewed on 31 March 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Download our interview questions and record sheet
  2. Choose from our interview tasks 
  3. Subject knowledge task
  4. Curriculum planning task
  5. Coaching for teacher development task
  6. Data analysis task

Download our interview questions and record sheet

Here's a list of questions suitable for a specialist leader of education (SLE), plus tips for what to look for in answers.

Use this template during interviews to record the candidates' responses and score evidence.

Choose from our interview tasks 

  • This list of tasks is not exhaustive
  • Choose which tasks are most appropriate to use for your context - you don't need to set all of them
  • You'll want to adapt these tasks according to the job description and person specification for the role, with a focus on the SLE's 'specialist' area 
  • Each task comes with suggestions on 'what to look for' from a good candidate, based on expert advice
  • Consider whether the 'what to look for' suggestions are right for your school setting, and adapt them if needed

Subject knowledge task

Prepare and