Professional Development

Recruiting Now! The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund

The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) provides free CPD opportunities for teachers and leaders in Ofsted judged requires improvement or inadequate schools. The focus is not only for the priority areas of which we have three in the eastern region; Ipswich, Cambridge & Fenlands, and Norwich but also for Category 5 and 6 areas, also known as Achieving Excellence Areas. They include Norfolk, Suffolk, North Cambridgeshire and parts of Essex.

The TLIF programmes currently recruiting for 2019 are aimed at increasing existing teachers’ skills, confidence and knowledge in a range of areas including leadership, career progression, managing challenging pupil behaviour and geography.

Enrol now for programmes with the following providers:

  • Teach First – school leader development programme
  • Tom Bennett Training – behaviour management programme
  • The Geographical Association and Association for Science Education – geography and science programme for both primary and secondary teachers
  • Ambition Institute (formerly Institute for Teaching) – teacher development programme

Search the provider overview to find out more about the programmes and the areas of England covered.To apply for a programme, contact the provider directly. Please contact mailbox.TLIF@education.gov.uk with any questions.


Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

This new programme to help mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) fine-tune their school improvement work and strengthen the impact of maths leaders in schools and colleges, has been launched by the NCETM and regional Maths Hubs.

The Programme will run in three locations across England (North, Midlands, South), involving three face-to-face days – in January, March and June – with independent study and school-based work in between.

A key objective is to improve SLEs’ ability to grow the capacity and capability of maths leaders, so that they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice in their own schools. The funded programme is for current mathematics SLEs linked to a Teaching School. It will benefit both those with previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools, and those new to the role.

The Programme has now recruited but watch out for the next version!