The National College for Teaching and Leadership has launched a new funding round through the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF).
This SSIF supports schools most in need of improving their performance and pupil attainment. The improvement can include, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. Eligible applicants should be a designated teaching school, a multi-academy trust (MAT), or a local authority. There must be a minimum of 4 supported schools in any one application. Multi-academy trusts and teaching schools within multi-academy trusts can apply to support schools within their trust or intending to join the trust during the lifetime of the improvement programme, providing that at least 25% of supported schools in the application are not in the MAT, or not due to join; or, for applications in support of more than 20 schools, there is a minimum of 5 schools not in the MAT or not due to be. 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 closing date for applications is the 20th April 2018.