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.

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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 next application round will open in early 2017 for phase one start dates of term 3 2017, term 1 2018 and term 3 2018. These start dates are subject to government funding.
If your school is interested in applying, read the flyer below and contact or phone 04 472 7421.

STLP-flyer-2017 (PDF, 389 kB)


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

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