TDA CPD scholarship leaflet

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TDA CPD scholarship leaflet

  1. 1. National Scholarship Scheme to Support Professional Development 2011/12Supporting the professional development of teachersThe Schools White Paper, The Importance of Teaching announced plans to the , giving themtheir subject knowledge and renew the passion which brought them into the support a culture change, What is the highlighting how important scholarship? professional development is inThe scholarship will let you chooseprofessional development Who can apply?programmes and activities to suityou, supporting and strengtheningyour subject knowledge or specificknowledge and skills relating to Any teacher that has qualifiedsupporting pupils with SEN, and teacher status (QTS) and works ingiving you more control over your one of the following types of eligiblecareer. schools in England can apply for a scholarship:It will also make it easier for you to Maintained schools (includingaccess expert seminars and Special Schools), non-Masters level continuous maintained Special Schools,professional development (CPD) in City Technology Colleges,your chosen area. Academies, Free Schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)The scholarship will not only allow Local Authority peripateticknowledge, learning, and expertise (centrally employed) teachersto be shared across the school with QTS are also eligible.system, but we also hope that it will
  2. 2. What are the priority areas?This year we are focusing the scholarship scheme on four priority areas. Maths English Science Special Educational Needs (SEN) What can I use the How much can I apply scholarship money for? for?This scholarship is a veryprestigious fund. We The maximum scholarship awardapplicants use this money for will be £3,500. You will need toMasters level development, or meet any additional costs. Theother highly valuable opportunities, value of the award will varysuch as subject specific seminars. according to the nature of theWe would welcome applications proposed activity.from teachers hoping to register forthis kind of development.For further information about CPD opportunities visit the National CPDdatabase at https://cpdsearch.tda.gov.uk/For reviews of evidence based research visit the Teacher Development hub athttp://bit.ly/tdhub When can I apply? Applications to the scheme will open in June 2011 and will close by has been successful by December 2011. You can find further information and the application form on our website: www.tda.gov.uk/pdscholarship For any further queries, please e-mail nationalpdscholarshipscheme@tda.gov.uk 0800 389 2500

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