We are very grateful to the Ferreras Willetts family for their longstanding and generous support, which allows us to offer bursaries to delegates from the maintained sector.
This year we have been foruntate to have received a donation in memory of Mandy Ray. Mandy was a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who taught Modern Languages at Burgoyne Middle School. For more than ten years she acted, on a pro-Bono basis, as the Treasurer of the Oliver Prior Society affiliated with Cambridge University. Sadly, Mandy passed away last year. Her family have generously allocated a donation made in her honour to the SRTS to facilitate further participation by state schools.
In 2016, we were awarded HEFCE funding under the National Network for Collaborative Outreach scheme. This funded a joint project with the MML outreach and schools liaison team at the University of Cambridge. The NNCO grant provided funding towards bursaries for MFL teachers from the maintained sector to attend the Sir Robert Taylor Society Conference, and the conference of our sister society at Cambridge, the Oliver Prior Society.