The Science Teaching Leadership Programme supports the Government’s national strategic plan for science in society.  This programme focuses on developing science leaders.  It 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.

IMG_2463 (Custom) (Mobile)Participant teachers of years 1 – 10 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 education

The March application round has closed. 

There will be another application round in September 2017 for phase one start dates of
term 1 2018 and term 3 2018. These start dates are subject to government funding.

If your school is interested in applying, read the relevant information below and contact or phone 04 472 7421.

STLP information for interested schools and teachers 2017 (Word 2007, 137 kB)







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

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