Professional development and support to help schools develop their leadership, staff and curriculum, so they can improve their results and performance.

Training, support and funding available to help schools improve different areas of their:

  • teaching
  • leadership
  • governance

School resource management

Information, tools, training and guidance to help schools and multi-academy trusts with financial planning and resource management is also available at School resource management.

Governance

Support available to schools and academy trusts to help them strengthen their governance, including the recruitment of governors and board members, professional development for governors and clerks to governing boards, and support from national leaders of governance.

  1. Find volunteers to become school governors and trustees
    • Guidance
  2. Get help to recruit board members for large or growing MATs
    • Guidance
  3. Academy and school governance: professional development
    • Guidance
  4. Teaching schools and system leaders: get support for you and your school
    • Guidance

School leadership

Professional development opportunities for aspiring, middle and senior leaders, and support for schools to build effective leadership teams.

  1. School improvement support for the 2019 to 2020 academic year
    • Guidance
  2. Emergency school improvement fund (non-capital)
    • Guidance
  3. Get support to build and sustain your leadership team
    • Guidance
  4. Get leadership development for teachers from under-represented groups
    • Guidance
  5. Women Leading in Education: regional networks
    • Guidance
  6. Join the Teaching Leaders programme to develop future leaders
    • Guidance
  7. Join the Future Leaders programme to help you progress to headship
    • Guidance
  8. National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
    • Guidance
  9. National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
    • Guidance
  10. National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
    • Guidance
  11. National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
    • Guidance

Support from teaching schools and system leaders

Support available to schools and academy trusts from other schools and outstanding educational leaders.

  1. Teaching schools and system leaders: get support for you and your school
    • Guidance

General teaching practice

Support, training and resources to help schools and individuals improve teaching practice and classroom management, as well as help with reducing teacher workload.

  1. Get school-led support to use evidence to improve teaching practice
    • Guidance
  2. Take part in practical training to improve pupil behaviour
    • Guidance
  3. School workload reduction toolkit
    • Guidance

EdTech

  1. EdTech Demonstrator schools and colleges programme
    • Guidance

History and culture

Training to help teachers improve their subject specialism and opportunities for schools to enrich their history and culture curriculum.

  1. Make effective use of heritage resources to teach local history
    • Guidance
  2. Access museum activities to improve cultural engagement
    • Guidance
  3. Develop skills in Holocaust education
    • Guidance
  4. Send students on the Lessons from Auschwitz course
    • Guidance

Languages

Training to help teachers improve their subject specialism and opportunities for schools to enrich their languages curriculum.

  1. Join the Mandarin Excellence Programme
    • Guidance

English

  1. Get support from your local English Hub
    • Guidance

Mathematics

Training to help teachers improve their subject specialism and opportunities for schools to enrich their maths curriculum.

  1. Get support from your local maths hub
    • Guidance
  2. Join the maths Teaching for Mastery programme
    • Guidance
  3. Get help to increase participation in advanced maths
    • Guidance
  4. 16 to 19 funding: advanced maths premium
    • Guidance

Music

Training to help teachers improve their subject specialism and opportunities for schools to enrich their music curriculum.

  1. Get support from your music education hub
    • Guidance

Science and geography

Training to help teachers improve their subject specialism and opportunities for schools to enrich their science and geography curriculum.

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  1. Work with local partners to develop science teaching in your school
    • Guidance
  2. Access funding for continuing professional development in science
    • Guidance
  3. Develop the critical use of evidence in geography and science
    • Guidance
  4. Get support to increase the take-up of A level physics
    • Guidance
  5. Help GCSE and A level students transition to higher level physics
    • Guidance
Published 21 September 2018
Last updated 11 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'The Demonstrator schools and colleges programme' to EdTech.
  2. Added 'School improvement support for the 2019 to 2020 academic year' and 'Emergency school improvement fund (non-capital)' to School Leadership section.
  3. Added link to School resource management page.
  4. Updated 4 pages, for teacher enhancement, leadership enhancements, phonics and Physics. Created and added one new page for Ambition Schools Leadership.
  5. Added new collection group 'English'. Added guidance page 'Get support from your local English education hub' to the group.
  6. Added School improvement support for 2018 and 2019.
  7. First published.
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