Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund
Funding for professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders.
Register your interest
Register your interest to be kept up to date on developments, information events and application round dates.
Register for one of our information events. The events will run during the week commencing 27 February 2017.
The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund is a 3-year investment worth £75 million, which will support high-quality professional development for teachers and school leaders in areas of the country that need it most.
The aim of the fund is to improve pupil outcomes in priority areas by:
improving the provision of teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) and leadership development in challenging areas and challenging schools
stimulating the demand for provision of teachers’ CPD and leadership development in challenging areas and challenging schools
supporting the development of a sustainable market in CPD and leadership development that will be capable of becoming self-funding in the future
We are inviting potential providers to apply for funding, and expect bids to have an overall focus on improving the quality of teaching and leadership in challenging areas and schools.
All bids must have a strong focus on delivering the majority of their provision in opportunity areas or category 5 and 6 areas. Your bid must also clearly demonstrate how you will focus on the most challenging schools.
The opportunity areas are: Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke-on-Trent and West Somerset.