What an SLE does

SLEs focus on developing leadership capacity. While other roles focus specifically on developing classroom expertise, this role is about developing the capacity and capability of other leaders so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools.

This may be done through one-to-one or group support and could involve a variety of activities, such as:

  • data analysis
  • coaching
  • facilitating and training
  • joint action planning


The support work of our SLEs can involve a single visit and follow up, or more sustained projects over a term to a year, depending on need.

For more information or to enquire about how Pathfinder SLEs can support your school and staff, please email Linsee Thompson on