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ROH Bridge funding available for teaching schools

Up to £7,000 available to strengthen and develop cultural learning across Teaching Schools Alliances.

By Lizzi Easterbrook (Former Content Producer (Learning and Participation))

10 May 2014 at 4.10pm | Comment on this article

The Royal Opera House Bridge programme is, for the first time, inviting any teaching school in their region to apply for a grant of up to £7000 to support them in their development and leadership role.

As a Bridge organization, we exist to connect children and young people to great art and culture and we believe effective leadership is a vital component of our mission. This year, we are continuing to work with the Department for Education (DfE) to support teaching schools to increase participation and engagement with the arts and strengthen quality cultural education and provision for young people but this is the first time we have made an open call for proposals.

All planned activity must be needs-led and proposals must be driven by clear aims and specify desired outcomes that relate to one or more of the teaching school’s DfE Big 6:

  • Play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
  • Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  • Identify and develop leadership potential
  • Provide support for other schools
  • Designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  • Participate in research and development

This funding is available to teaching schools in our specific geographic area: North Kent, Thurrock, Southend on Sea,  Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton and Bedfordshire. To find out more about the funding and advice on how to apply, please download our Guidelines.

To apply for the funding, please send the application form to Hannah Ferguson, Administration Co-ordinator, ROH Bridge by noon 7 July 2014.  You can send the proposal by email to or by post to Royal Opera House Bridge, The Vinery, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet RM19 1AF.

By Lizzi Easterbrook (Former Content Producer (Learning and Participation))

10 May 2014 at 4.10pm

This article has been categorised Learning and tagged funding, learning and participation, ROH Bridge, Royal Opera House Bridge, schools, teaching

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