Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: programmes for teachers and school leaders

What is it?

The DfE has awarded Teaching and Leadership funds (TLIF) contracts to 10 providers as part of their initiative to support and increase great teaching and leadership in schools.

These providers are offering a variety of programmes aiming to increase existing teachers’ skills, confidence and knowledge in a range of areas including leadership, managing challenging pupil behaviour, geography, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and phonics. Enrolment is now open.

CPD programmes are available to teachers, leaders and schools meeting the eligibility criteria.


These programmes are only available to teachers and leaders who work in an Ofsted rated grade 3 or grade 4 school which is within:

one of the 12 opportunity areas
one of the category 5 and 6 local authority districts

Find a Provider 

Please use the provider search to find out more about our providers, the continuing professional development (CPD) programmes they offer and the areas of England they cover. Please contact the providers directly to apply.