Marie Clay Professional Learning Fund bursaries
Marie Clay (1926-2007), the founder of Reading Recovery.
Marie Clay (1926-2007), the founder of Reading Recovery, had a passionate belief in the potential of 'ordinary' teachers to achieve extraordinary things through professional learning.
In her honour the European Centre for Reading Recovery established the Marie Clay Professional Learning Fund. This provides bursaries, up to a total of £2,000 annually, to enable Reading Recovery teachers or teacher leaders to attend national and international professional development events.
Since the Fund was established, 43 Reading Recovery teachers and five Reading Recovery teacher leaders have benefited from participation in literacy-based conferences around the world.
With the support of alumni, friends of staff of the Institute of Education we have been able to provide even more opportunities for Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders. You can join donors and support the Marie Clay Professional Learning Fund by giving online today.
All applicants must be accredited and working as either a Reading Recovery teacher or teacher leader within England, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or Denmark, at the time of application.
If you wish to apply for a Marie Clay Professional Learning Fund bursary, simply complete and return the downloadable application form.
Please note: Applications cannot be made retrospectively. Two referee forms supporting your application should accompany your submission. Reading Recovery professionals whose application is successful will be required to submit 1000 words on a specific aspect of their experience and learning at the conference attended, for inclusion in the European Centre for Reading Recovery's internal newsletters. No further bursaries will be awarded for the 2012-13 academic year.