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Posted on 6 March 2019

Accelerate is free of charge to teachers in their first five years of teaching who are working in eligible schools. To be eligible, your school must currently be Ofsted graded 3 or 4, or you must be teaching at a school in a DfE-identified ‘priority area’ or ‘opportunity area’. You can access a list of priority areas and opportunity areas through the Accelerate Teaching FAQ webpage.

Accelerate is designed and managed by Education Development Trust in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching and is being funded by the Department for Education’s Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, which supports high-quality professional development in the areas and schools in England that need it most.

To participate in Accelerate you must be in your first five years of teaching when you start the course in early Spring Term 2019, have the support of your school to apply, and be teaching in a school that meets the eligibility criteria for funding.

Places are limited, and schools which meet both elements of these criteria (for example; are in a priority or opportunity area and are Ofsted graded 3 or 4) will take priority. Places will then be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Further information can be found on the Accelerate Teaching website.

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