Erasmus+ School Education Staff Mobility funding (Key Action 101) enables teachers and school staff to spend time abroad in one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries for:
Professional development courses and training events
Job shadowing and observations
Teaching assignments at partner schools/organisations
Projects last from one to two years however participant activity can last for anything from two days to two months.
Who can apply?
Funding is open to UK schools and colleges providing general, vocational or technical education to pupils aged 3–18 years. Local and regional authorities, school coordination bodies and consortia can also apply. Please read our eligibility criteria for more information.
What are the benefits?
Taking part is a fantastic way to enhance professional development for staff and to develop their leadership potential. It’s also a great way to make staff feel valued, and to bring fresh ideas and best practice into the classroom.
“Teachers come back with a completely different perspective; they learn how they can improve their own practice, pick up new ideas about how to organise classes, but most of all they get more enthusiastic about their job." Kevin McCabe, formerly Jervoise School, now Ignite Multi Academy Trust
"Erasmus+ has changed the lives of staff and students alike in our school... They all came home reinvigorated, with new ideas that have helped to shape an exciting future at our school.” Philip Robertson, St. John's Secondary School and Sixth Form College
"We believe that the opportunities afforded by Erasmus+ have made a significant contribution to us maintaining two Outstanding external inspections. The knowledgeable staff and the enriched curriculum were noted as strengths contributing to a whole school deeply committed to learning.” Louise Lowings, Madeley Nursery School
Read our schools case studies to find out more.
How do I find international partner schools and professional development opportunities?
On the eTwinning and the School Education Gateway websites, you can connect with international schools and colleges for Erasmus+ projects. You can also find 1000s of training courses across Europe, covering topics such as School leadership, Inclusive teaching, Mental health, Digital learning, Languages, STEM, Supporting migrant and refugee children and much more.
In 2019 there was one application deadline for school staff mobility funding (12 February 11 am, UK time), and this now has passed. The guide for applicants (447 KB) is available for reference purposes only.
Please note, the latest information about the UK's participation in Erasmus+ after Brexit can be found on our Brexit update webpage.