Beacon Teacher Fellowship Programme

The TIDE project at the University of Liverpool and the Runnymede Trust are pleased to offer the Beacon Teacher Fellowship scheme to 9 secondary school teachers of English and History from the Midlands, North, and South of England.

This free 12-week programme of training and professional development will provide successful applicants with unique instruction in the best practice of teaching British migration and empire in secondary schools. Providing the selected teachers with tailored support, including one-on-one work with a subject specialist, and three cumulative masterclasses, the programme will work with fellows to design and test new lesson plans and schemes of work that apply leading subject expertise. It will also equip fellows to act as leaders and ambassadors of innovative methods of teaching challenging topics. Fellows can then disseminate what they have learned to colleagues in their schools, networks, and regions.

Through their participation in the programme, Beacon Teachers will contribute to the production of a policy document that will provide a series of recommendations to schools and government to improve the teaching of migration, empire and belonging across England. The document will be launched nationally by TIDE and the Runnymede Trust in summer 2019.

For more information please download the brochure here.

Please apply here.

Application deadline 01 March 2019. Finalisation of participants: 06 March 2019.

If you have any questions about the scheme in advance of applying, please contact Emma-Louise
Whitehead at