Working in partnership

10 September 2019

The Ogden School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools (primary and secondary) that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning.

There are currently 99 Ogden school partnerships (58 primary partnerships, 37 secondary and four mixed), with funding for 14 new partnerships starting this month – nine primary and five secondary. The Trust is now inviting applications for partnerships starting in September 2020.

The North Norfolk Primary Partnership enjoyed an exciting first year. Read more about their partnership and their plans for this year.

An Ogden school partnership is a group of schools within a local area who want to collaborate on projects that enhance the teaching and learning of science (particularly physics and the physical processes). They can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools, across the primary and secondary sector.

Leamington Spa Primary Partnership, Science Fair, Warwick University
Leamington Spa Primary Partnership, Science Fair, Warwick University

“Teacher CPD and raising students' science capital is at the heart of our school partnerships programme,” explains Head of School Partnerships, Wendy Cox. “We welcome applications from any schools in England, but are especially keen to work with new partnerships in rural and coastal areas, as well as schools based in areas of social deprivation.”

“Ogden partnerships have held more than 600 events this past year,” continues Wendy. “Students (and teachers) have been on missions to the Moon, shared their investigations in some fabulous science fairs, learnt about some unexpected STEM careers, and even visited CERN – to mention just a few of the events that have taken place. Many of these activities would just not be possible for schools on their own – being part of a partnership brings the support, capacity and funding to do more to engage children in the excitement of science.”

Trafford Partnership, Speed networking careers event
Trafford Partnership, Speed networking careers event

If you want to set up a new school partnership you will need to register for the Ogden grant management system and complete the expression of interest form. To be considered for the next academic year you will need to have completed this before 1 February. For further information, visit our Joining a Partnership pages.

CERN day, Lowerplace Primary School, Rochdale Primary Partnership
CERN day, Lowerplace Primary School, Rochdale Primary Partnership


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