International Literacy Centre



Marie Clay Professional Learning Fund bursaries

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 we 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 or international professional development events.

To date, 68 Reading Recovery teachers and five Reading Recovery teacher leaders have benefited from participation in literacy-based conferences around the world.

Bursaries for Reading Recovery National Conference, UCL Institute of Education, Friday April 20th 2018

To support some RR teachers and Teacher Leaders to attend the National Conference, we are allocating bursaries of £200 per successful application. This amount will cover the ‘early bird’ conference fee plus a contribution towards travel or other related expenses. Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 29th January 2018.

MCPLF Application form

Who can apply? All applicants must be accredited and working as either a Reading Recovery teacher or Teacher Leader within England, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Scotland or Denmark at the time of application, and should not have received a MCPLF bursary within the past five years. Applications cannot be made retrospectively.

More information on the application form