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A reminder: Act now to apply for National Sholarship Funding

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We mentioned a few weeks ago a scheme called the National Scholarship Fund where Teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff are be able to bid for funds from the scheme worth up to £2 million to deepen their subject knowledge and develop their skills. In previous years funding has been secured for Elklan training. There is a very short window of opportunity for this so please pass this link to anyone you think will be interested or eligible:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/funding/b00221501/nsf-sen-support-scholarship/how-to-apply

There is less than 3 weeks to apply.

To qualify teachers must:

  • Work with priority subjects/specialisms: mathematics, English, science and SEN
  • Have the support from school: teachers were required to demonstrate support from their school in terms of accessing resources and being able to carry out activities within and outside the school

To qualify for a scholarship SEN support staff have to:

  • work in an eligible school in England
  • spend at least 50% of their contracted time supporting pupils who have special educational needs and disabilities in learning based activities
  • have achieved qualifications equivalent to, at least, full level 3 or hold higher level teaching assistant status