Can your school apply to the Strategic School Improvement Fund for CPD?
Applications close on 20 October 2017 for the second round of the Department of Educations's Strategic School Improvement Fund which provides additional funding to schools that need to improve performance and pupil attainment. It can be used to support a range of areas for improvement, including literacy teaching innovation.
Applicants need to be designated teaching schools, multi-academy trusts or local authorities, and each application must support a minimum of four schools.
In order to qualify for the funding, schools must meet certain eligibility criteria including an ‘inadequate’ rating from their most recent Ofsted inspection, receiving a warning notice during the past three years, or having an overall Progress 8 score of less than -0.25.