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, 100 Reading Recovery teachers and 12 Reading Recovery teacher leaders have benefited from participation in literacy-based conferences around the world.

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.