The DfE has recently confirmed that £10 million of the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) has been set aside to support teachers and leaders in challenging areas to access the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).
This funding will cover the full participant costs of the course for teachers working in an Opportunity Area or a priority area (defined by the DfE as a category 5 or 6 ‘Achieving Excellence’ area - see below 1).
These areas include Ashford, Crawley, Gravesham, Hastings, Lewes, Medway, Thanet (The DfE is determining these regions by authority areas as specified by the Local Authority District)
To be eligible for a scholarship, the participant must be:
More details will follow shortly.
1 Category 5 and 6 areas are those described in the Government’s 2016 White Paper: Educational Excellence Everywhere as having the weakest performance and least capacity to improve. A map of the category 5 and 6 areas is available here:
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.
We will receive applications from 20th March- 30th April
Applications will then be shortlisted and successful applicants will be called for interview; currently planned for the week beginning; 4th June - days tbc
If successful the core training is planned to take place:
Training Day 1 (full day) Tuesday 19th June
Training Day 2 (twilight) Tuesday 3rd July
Training Day 3 (twilight) Tuesday 10th July
For more details and an application form visit: http://www.ekla.org.uk/
'Effective teaching requires considerable knowledge and skill, which should be developed as teachers’ careers progress. High-quality professional development requires workplaces to be steeped in rigorous scholarship, with professionals continually developing and supporting each other so that pupils benefit from the best possible teaching' - DfE: Standard for teachers’ professional development
Our current CPD courses on offer. All of our courses take place in East Kent Schools:
Getting Ofsted Right "Supporting Inspection as a Governor" - Thursday 26th April 2018 - Course Full
Getting Ofsted Right - Headteachers and SLT - Thursday 26th April 2018 - Course Full
Letters & Sounds Phase 1 Phonics for Nursery Children - Tuesday 13th March 2018 - Course Full
Pre-school and Nursery Network Meetings - Thursday 22nd March, 10th May, 24th May & 21st June 2018
Singing & Signing - Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Course Full
Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Preparation for School - 5th, 6th & 7th March - Course Full
Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Learning Through Play - 23rd April, 24th April & 25th April - Courses Full
Thinking Hard - Implementing a pedagogy for the more able students - Wednesday 2nd May
How to stop bad things happening to you and your school - and dealing with them when they do - Monday 11th June 2018
HLTA Training Day - Friday 22nd June 2018