Teacher Support

The Ogden Trust offers opportunities and support for teachers through a Teacher Development programme and Teacher Fellowships. These programmes enable teachers to develop independent projects, improve their subject knowledge, develop their teaching pedagogy and support extra-curricular activities or physics outreach.

Early Career Teacher Development

The Ogden Early Career Teacher Development programme supports physics teachers who are between their second and fifth year of teaching post qualifying. The programme is designed to support early career teachers in their subject knowledge and pedagogical development following their formal teacher training.

The programme involves:

  • regular mentoring
  • access to, and funding for, additional CPD, and
  • set timetable release to develop subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Priority will be given to applications that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • applicant school’s free school meals % above national average (27%)
  • applicant school is Ofsted 3 or 4 rated
  • applicant teacher is lone physics specialist, or
  • applicant teacher is a non-physics specialist teaching post-16 physics and employed as a physics teacher.

Eligibility criteria:

  • applicants must be currently teaching physics in a state school in England, and
  • applicants must be going into their second to fifth year of teaching post qualifying.

The Ogden Early Career Teacher Development programme awards a grant to the school as a time buy out of a half day per week (0.1FTE) at a set rate of £2,500. The school must confirm that they will support this time release, if the applicant is successful, at the time of application.

Application deadline for academic year 2019/20 was 20 March 2019. Details for 2020/21 will be advertised when available.

Senior Teacher Fellowship

Senior Teacher Fellowships are awarded to teachers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to physics education and are awarded to support a specific project.

The project should:

  • address the aims and strategy of the Trust
  • reach some of the Trust’s priority audiences and,
  • be sustainable OR create a sustainable change OR be able to be replicated by others through the production of a ‘How to’ guide for publication on the Ogden Trust’s website.

Eligibility criteria:

  • applicants must currently be or have previously been involved with an Ogden Trust programme eg school partnership, Teach Physics (host school or intern), and,
  • applicants must be teaching in a state funded school in England.

Priority will be given to applicants who are not a current member of an Ogden funded school partnership.

A Senior Teacher Fellowship is usually awarded to the school as a time buy out of a half or full day at a set rate of £3,500 for 0.1 FTE or £7,000 for 0.2 FTE. The school must confirm that they will support this time release, if the applicant is successful, at the time of application.

Additional project costs of up to £2,000 can be applied for. To apply for funding, you must register here. Once you have registered, select the Senior Teacher Fellowship programme from the available grants page.

Partnership Teacher Fellowship

Partnership Teacher Fellowships are awarded as part of the Trust’s School Partnership programme. Partnership hub schools are awarded a grant as a time buy out of half day at a set rate of £3,000 for 0.1 FTE for the partnership co-ordinator in the first year of a partnership only.

The Partnership Teacher Fellow will:

  • develop partnership relationships with other schools
  • develop a sustainable model, sharing planning and delivery between partnership teachers, and
  • communicate with the Trust, to include reporting and sending meeting minutes.

Please contact Charley Phillips for more information.

Case Studies

Teacher Fellow: Jane Catto

Teacher Fellow: Jane Catto

9 January 2018

Briar Hill First School

Teacher Fellow: Ben Wilkes

Teacher Fellow: Ben Wilkes

9 January 2018

Ben Wilkes is an Ogden Teacher Fellow based at Birchensale Middle School, Redditch. His fellowship has given him the chance to work with pupils, teachers and parents across the UK.

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