The Science Teaching Leadership Programme (STLP) provides opportunities for science teachers to develop their science and leadership skills. It was launched in 2015 and replaces the former New Zealand Science, Maths and Technology Teacher Fellowships scheme.
Each year 40 teachers from Years 1–10 are chosen to spend six months working alongside scientists in various settings. They gain hands-on experience of how science works and take part in leadership development programmes. When returning to the classroom, participants are supported to work with the whole school or science department for a further 12–18 months to improve science teaching and student learning.
The STLP is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The programme is designed to:
Read more about how to apply for the Science Teaching Leadership Programme.