Teach Physics

Each year, The Ogden Trust offers Teach Physics internships for university students. These internships provide an intensive experience of what teaching physics is like; an important prerequisite for obtaining a PGCE place or other funded route into teaching.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • to increase the number of physics graduates going on to teacher training
  • to increase the number of physics specialists teaching science in British state schools

Teach Physics internships are aimed at university undergraduate students who are considering a physics teaching career. They take place between the end of the university year and the end of the school summer term (usually of four–five weeks' duration).

The internships are hosted at state schools with a reputation for strong physics teaching and a link with The Ogden Trust.

If you are interested in hosting an intern, please contact our Programme Officer for more information.

The Ogden Trust makes a one-off administrative payment to the host school to cover Disclosure and Barring Service checks and other administration, and the interns receive a training grant based on £300 per completed week. They are required to keep a reflective diary for submission (as a report) at the end of their placement, and to hold a pupil-centred physics careers workshop.

Sometimes Teach Physics interns undertake additional one-off projects, as illustrated by this film from 2017 interns, Lucas Rushton and Calvin Browne. You can learn more about the internships by reading the reflective diaries from previous placements.

Read more about Teach Physics in our Teach Physics@7 Review (November 2016), which showcases the programme and reports on its successes.

Applications for 2019 are now open.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 February 2019. Successful applicants will have an interview arranged with a potential host school from 11 March 2019, to enable them to begin their placements (having received their DBS clearance) in June 2019.

All applications are made through our grant management system; information on how to use this system can be found below.

Using the grant management system (303.91 KB)

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