The Science Teaching Leadership Programme supports the Government’s national strategic plan for science in society.  This programme requires a formal commitment from the school or science department to make science learning and professional development a priority for 12 – 18 months following the participant teacher’s return to school.

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  • 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 education

The September application round has closed. 
The next application round will open in early 2017 for phase one start dates of term 3 2017, term 1 2018 and term 3 2018. The 2018 start dates are subject to government funding.

If your school is interested in applying, contact or phone 04 472 7421.


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

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