In March 2017, the Government launched a £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF), a grant to support schools most in need to improve school performance and pupil attainment.
The fund is currently open for applications and will close at midday on the 20th October 2017.
Grants awarded will typically be in the range of £100,000 to £500,000 and will support multiple schools to address shared improvement priorities. The improvement can include:
- Improving leadership
- Teaching methods and approaches
- Financial health and efficiency.
Eligible applicants should be a designated teaching school, a multi-academy trust, or a local authority. Multi-academy trusts can apply to support schools within their trust or intending to join the trust during the lifetime of the improvement programme.