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.
The purpose of teacher subject specialism training 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.
Lead schools will work in partnership with other schools and strategic partners to provide teacher subject specialism training to meet the needs of schools in their locality or region.
If you’re a teacher looking for teacher subject specialism training courses you’ll need to contact the lead school offering training in your area or that best meets your needs. Please take a look at our course directory for the latest training opportunities. This will be updated in July 2017 for courses starting September 2017 onwards.
The application round has now closed.
Information about future applications rounds will be available once confirmed.
Who can apply
Lead schools and sixth-form colleges, on behalf of groups of schools and strategic partners, can apply for grant funding to provide teacher subject specialism training in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics, French, German and/or Spanish (cases for other languages will be considered against available funds). 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.
As the lead school, you are responsible for co-ordinating a single application form and will be responsible for the grant funding.
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
Teacher subject specialism training
Published: 11 March 2016
Updated: 20 March 2017
- Application round open.
- The current application round for maths and physics TSST has now closed.
- Modern foreign languages funding application round opens for teacher subject specialism training.
- First published.