Grants for Teacher CPD

Objectives

The scheme is intended to provide opportunities for mathematics teachers to attend training which is specifically mathematical.  It is intended to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to:

  1. Develop their subject knowledge
  2. Engage in a deeper understanding of how to develop mathematical thinking
  3. Appreciate the interconnectivity of mathematical topics
  4. Update themselves on mathematics curriculum reform
  5. Use technology when and where appropriate.

Eligibility

Any application for a grant under this scheme must be made by a teacher of mathematics or ITE provider based in the UK.  The grants are open to teachers of mathematics from primary school to A-Level or equivalent (inclusive of STEP/AEA).

Criteria

The grants are to support teacher attendance at specific one or two day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations (Element A). This will include a contribution to the costs of registration for the course and a proportion of the travel and subsistence expenses of attendees.

The grants are also to assist providers of professional development to run conferences and courses that allow participants to further their professional development (Element B).

The grants can also cover the costs of external trainers in schools/educational institutions (Element C).

The grants will not:

  1. cover generic training
  2. pay teaching supply cover
  3. cover attendance at exhibitions or courses/conferences organised by exam boards or commercial organisations.

Value of award

Applications will be considered for a maximum of £400.

Application deadlines and decision dates

Four rounds of grant applications are considered per year, on a rolling basis. Decisions on applications are made by the LMS Education Committee at the nearest committee meeting held after an application deadline.

Applications for a particular round must be submitted before the deadline for that round.

Applications should be submitted well in advance of the activity or event for which funding is sought, and grants will not be awarded retrospectively. This means applications for funding for events or activities which take place before the decision date in a particular round will not be considered.

The application deadlines are as follows:

Round Application deadline Decision date
1 31 August September
2 30 November December
3 31 January February
4 30 April May

Questions and queries

Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Education Grants administrator, Katherine Wright, who can discuss proposals informally with potential applicants.

E-mail: education@lms.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7927 0801

Application forms

Completed application forms should be sent to the Education Grants administrator, Katherine Wright: education@lms.ac.uk; postal address: London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS.

Teacher CPD Grant Application Form (Word)

Teacher CPD Grant Application Form (PDF)