Information for teachers and school leaders interested in enrolling for a professional development programme.
We have awarded Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund contracts to a number of providers as part of the government’s initiative to support and increase great teaching and leadership in schools.
These providers are offering a variety of programmes aiming to increase existing teachers’ skills, confidence and knowledge in a range of areas including leadership, managing challenging pupil behaviour and phonics.
The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund professional development programmes started in September 2017. They are available to teachers, leaders and schools who meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are a school or organisation who would like more information on the fund, and how you can apply for funding, please visit Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: apply for funding.
These programmes are only available to teachers and leaders who work in a school:
- situated within one of the 12 opportunity areas
situated within one of the category 5 and 6 local authority districts (PDF, 146KB, 2 pages)
- rated by Ofsted as requires improvement or inadequate
Find a provider
Check the providers’ websites using the links below to find out more about the programmes they offer. Please contact the providers directly to get involved:
|Institute for Physics||The Future Physics Leaders Programme provides professional development and support for specialist physics teachers, newly qualified teachers and non-specialist physics teachers. The programme aims to support deprived schools in England by improving the quality of all teachers of physics, whilst also enhancing teacher progression and retention.|
|Institute for Teaching||Transforming Teaching is a whole school programme for improving teaching, retention and career progression. It is based on robust evidence; is sustained over time; and provided by expert teacher educators in schools where the need is greatest.|
|Ruth Miskin Training||Ruth Miskin Training is offering a 2-year cycle of literacy continuing professional development (CPD) in phonics and early reading, with 2-day leadership training for headteachers and reading leaders in eligible schools. The offer, based on Read Write Inc. Phonics, includes whole-school training and 16 in-school support days.|
|STEM Learning Ltd||Aspire to STEM will improve leadership whilst ensuring great teaching of STEM subjects. It will also increase science capital within disadvantaged communities and improve careers information and guidance for STEM.|
|Teach First||Leading Together will strengthen the leadership teams in the schools and areas that need it the most. The programme will develop resilient school leaders who work together as part of strong leadership teams, focused on training, developing and supporting high-quality teachers across the school.|
|Teacher Development Trust||The Teacher Development Trust CPD Excellence Hubs Programme will provide school-based expert advisers, who will intensively support local schools to improve their CPD leadership, culture and processes, leading to improved student learning, teacher morale and sustainable, long-term school improvement.|
Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund
Published: 14 September 2017