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NPQs - Targeted Support Funding

The Department for Education has updated the Targeted Support Fund offer for the 23/24 academic school year. For each teacher or leader schools employ that takes an NPQ in this upcoming academic year, the following will be granted in addition to the full scholarship payment:

  • £200 for state-funded primary schools regardless of size
  • £800 for state-funded primary schools with one to 150 pupils
  • £200 for state-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16-19 educational settings with one to 600 pupils

The payment is designed to help teachers and leaders in smaller settings who may find it harder to engage with professional development. Targeted support funding is not available for participants taking the EHCO (Early Headship Coaching Offer) unless they’re also taking another NPQ course. 

Payments will be grant funded in arrears via existing Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) channels the summer after NPQ participants begin their course. The £200 payment will be automatically paid for each NPQ participant - no application is necessary.

If you work in a school, you can search GIAS (Get Information About Schools) Database to check how many pupils are recorded for your school:

If you work in a 16 to 19 education setting, you can check the List of Organisations eligible for the Targeted Support Fund in the 23/24 academic year:

Please see flyer for full details: Targeted Support Funding 2023-24