Teacher-led Innovation Fund

Friday, November 20, 2015


Melissa Lee MP, National List MP based in Mt Albert encourages teachers in the area to apply for support to trial innovative teaching approaches

Melissa Lee says she hopes local teachers will apply to the Teacher-led Innovation Fund for financial support to trial their great ideas on innovative teaching practices.

“I want to see our local teachers inspired to come up with great ideas to raise achievement in the classroom, and given support to put them into practice,” Ms Lee said.

This is the second round of funding for the $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund – part of National’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative. 

The first round supported projects at more than 75 schools. Since July the projects have been put into practice and shared across schools around New Zealand.

“We want to help teachers to have a go at improving outcomes in the classroom by doing things differently.  And we want this to include collaboration between schools to lift teaching practices across communities.

“National’s unrelenting focus is on raising achievement for all students,” Melissa Lee said.

Applications opened on 16 November and close on 19 February next year.