Guidance

Teacher subject specialism training: funding for schools

Funding to provide teacher subject specialism training courses in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages.

Overview

The purpose of teacher subject specialism training (TSST) is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and those looking to return to the teaching profession, and increase the number of hours taught in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages.

Local lead schools will work in partnership with other schools and strategic partners to design and deliver teacher subject specialism training to meet the needs of schools in their locality and region.

Regional lead schools will co-ordinate and develop teacher subject specialism training in their region. Regional lead schools will work alongside local lead schools to plan provision ensuring geographical coverage.

Grants will be paid to regional lead schools who will distribute the funding to local lead schools.

Dates

TSST grant funding applications for the 2018 to 2019 academic year has closed.

Activity Date
Application round opens Wednesday 9 May 2018
Application round closes Monday 11 June 2018 at midday
Outcomes communicated to applicants end of June 2018
Start-up telephone meetings with successful regional lead schools 11 July 2018
Regional lead schools meeting end of September 2018

Who can apply

Schools and sixth-form colleges can apply for grant funding as a local lead school to design and deliver teacher subject specialism training in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics, French, German and Spanish. We would encourage you to liaise with other schools in your region before you apply.

You can apply for funding for one or more of the subjects. You should apply for the minimum number of participants you aim to recruit based on your capacity and identified participant need.

Schools and sixth-form colleges can apply for grant funding as a regional lead school to co-ordinate and develop teacher subject specialism for your region.

You should be:

  • graded ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ for overall effectiveness by Ofsted in your most recent inspection

  • able to demonstrate evidence of collaborative working with strategic partners (schools, universities, professional bodies, subject associations and others) to design, develop and evaluate high-quality professional development

Contact us

Teacher subject specialism training

Published 11 March 2016
Last updated 9 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Applications are open from 9 May to Monday 11 June 2018 at midday.
  2. Teacher Subject Specialism Training application round closed on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 5pm.
  3. Application round now open for funding for teacher subject specialism training in modern foreign languages.
  4. Application round open.
  5. The current application round for maths and physics TSST has now closed.
  6. Modern foreign languages funding application round opens for teacher subject specialism training.
  7. First published.