GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Comhairle Choitcheann Teagaisg na h-Alba

SCEL Legacy Fund Bursaries

Applications for the award of grants to teachers from the SCEL Legacy Fund are now open.

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 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 Fund is managed by GTC Scotland. Reports on the learning gleaned from these projects will be available on the GTC Scotland website after they have been submitted as part of the ongoing evidence gathered.

Completed application forms should be sent to by 26 February 2021.

Key Timelines

1 February 2021 Applications Open for 2021 Bursaries
26 February 2021 Closing Date for applications for 2021 Bursaries
Early May 2021 Consideration of 2021 applications by SCEL Legacy Fund Selection Panel.
Early May 2021 Reminders issued to recipients of 2020 Bursaries of report submission deadline (31 August 2021)
Late May 2021 Selection Panel Outcomes announced for 2021 Bursary applications
31 August 2021 Deadline for submission of 2020 reports
31 August 2022 Deadline for submission of 2021 reports