The newly developed Science Teaching Leadership Programme supports the Government’s national strategic plan for science in society by providing opportunities for schools to enhance science learning within their school communities.

It provides opportunities for nominated teachers of years 1-10 to be hosted in a scientific environment and develop their leadership skills and then lead the improvement of science teaching at their school.

The nominated teacher from each school or science department will:

  • gain an understanding of the Nature of Science curriculum strand through workshops and working in a scientific organisation for two terms
  • develop their leadership skills through participating in leadership training
  • facilitate improvement of science teaching and student learning school-wide, working alongside their principal and/or head of department to enhance the school’s science programme and vision for science 

This initiative requires an agreement from the school or science department to make science learning and development a priority for a year following the nominated teacher’s return to school.

Applications are now open for terms 1 and 2, 2015.

If you are interested in applying, please contact stlp@royalsociety.org.nz or phone 04 472 7421.

2015 STLP Guidelines (Word 2007, 32 kB)

2015 STLP Application Form (Word 2007, 56 kB)

2015 STLP Declaration (Word 2007, 20 kB)

2015 STLP Written Referee Form (Word 2007, 19 kB)

The Science Teaching Leadership Programme replaces the Primary Science Teacher Fellowships and the Endeavour Teacher Fellowships