Apply for school staff mobility funding

Erasmus+ School staff mobility funding (Key Action 1) enables teachers and school staff to spend time abroad in one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries for:

  • Teaching assignments at partner schools/organisations

  • Professional development courses and training events

  • Job shadowing and observations

Projects last from one to two years however participant activity can last for anything from two days to two months.

How to apply

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, and school coordination bodies 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 drb 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 to apply

The 2019 Call for Applications was published on 24 October 2018. In 2019 there is one application deadline for School staff mobility funding, on 5 February 2019 at 11 am (UK time). The application form along with the guide for applicants will be available shortly. The 2018 application form (318 KB) and guide for applicants (580 KB) are available for reference purposes only.

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Who should I contact?

If you have any questions about this activity, please contact the British Council by email or telephone: 0161 957 7755.