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Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: applications

Funding opportunity to design and deliver professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders.

Applications

The application round is now closed.

The Standard Selection Questionnaire closed on Thursday 1 March 2018. Further information on the next stage of the procurement process will be released in due course.

Make contact with other prospective providers

If you’d like to contact other interested bidders on our online networking space at Slack.com, please email mailbox.tlif@education.gov.uk to request access.

Overview

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 the areas and schools in England that need it most.

The then Secretary of State, Justine Greening, announced this as part of the social mobility package in October 2016 and announced the launch of the fund in February 2017.

The aims of the fund are to:

  • improve the provision of teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) and leadership development in areas and schools that are facing challenges
  • stimulate the demand for provision of teachers’ CPD and leadership development in areas and schools that are facing challenges
  • support the development of a sustainable market in CPD and leadership development that will be capable of becoming self-funding in the future

The overall aim is to improve the outcomes of children and young people, thereby making a significant contribution towards tackling social mobility.

If you’re a teacher or school leader interested in enrolling on a professional development programme supported by the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, please visit Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: programmes for teachers and school leaders.

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Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund

Published 16 February 2017
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