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The science additional specialism programme (SASP) ceased in July 2011.
The SASP enabled teachers without a physics or chemistry degree, or a secondary initial teacher training (ITT) specialism in physics or chemistry, to teach these subjects more effectively.
For teachers who have successfully completed the programmes, there is information below relating to the process for claiming and the eligibility criteria for the additional specialism incentive scheme.
Participants, schools and local authorities (LAs) must read the additional specialism incentive scheme guidance available in the associated resources section, which describes the eligibility criteria which must be met and also the process for claiming.
LAs who have made incentive payments to participants' schools can claim reimbursement by completing and returning a claim form. LAs should not send participants' application forms to the Teaching Agency, but need to retain all application forms for this incentive (and related claims), as they may be subject to an audit at any time.
Note: LAs should use the pilot claim form for reimbursements for those participants who started the course before 2009.
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This guide aims to help all administrators involved in the additional specialism incentive scheme. It provides specific guidance for the course provider, the school where the teacher is employed and the local authority. The guidance relates only to applicants who started additional specialism courses after 1 May 2009.
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The science additional specialism programme (SASP) post-May 2009 LA claim form.
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The science additional specialism programme (SASP) pre-May 2009 LA claim form.
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