The General Teaching Council for Scotland

SCEL Legacy Fund Bursaries

Applications for the award of grants to teacher from the SCEL Legacy Fund will open on 3 February 2020.

Teachers are invited to put forward submissions to seek financial support for professional learning programmes, activities or courses which allow them to improve their practice, pedagogy, subject knowledge and leadership, and to support improved outcomes for young people in Scotland. Ideally, this will be by means of a project or piece of professional enquiry which can sustain and develop the leadership skills and the professional learning of teachers.

What is the SCEL Legacy Fund?

In 2018, the responsibilities of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) were transferred to Education Scotland. Following the winding up of SCEL as an independent company, the SCEL Board identified a small residual balance of money to be used as a Fund to support teachers in their professional learning. The SCEL Legacy Fun is managed by GTCS.

In 2019, the first year of the Legacy Fund, the Selection Panel provided professional learning bursaries to 16 teacher, or groups of teachers, covering a wide range of topics. Reports on these projects will be available on the GTCS website in late 2020.

 Key Timelines
 3 February 2020 Applications Open for 2020 Bursaries
 28 February 2020 Closing Date for applications for 2020 Bursaries
 Early May 2020 Consideration of 2020 applications by SCEL Legacy Fund Selection Panel
  Reminders Issued to recipients of 2019 Bursaries of report submission deadline (30 August 2020)
 Late May 2020 Selection Panel Outcomes announced for 2020 Bursary applications
 30 August 2020 Deadline for submission of 2019 reports
 31 August 2021 Deadline for submission of 2020 reports