A manual for initial teacher training (ITT) providers and School Direct lead schools to use as a guidance document to request subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) funding from the Department for Education.
SKE programmes are pre-ITT programmes designed to help potential trainees gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject.
The funding manual outlines:
SKE programme and bursary funding rates
how to request funding
how payments will be made
information about financial audit requirements
For SKE funding to be released, School Direct lead schools and ITT providers must have a signed grant offer letter in place. All highlighted sections in the grant offer letter must be completed and annex A must be signed by the accounting officer.