Investing in teachers is key to maintaining high-quality physics education, and inspiring and engaging students of all ages. The Ogden Trust aims to support recruitment, training and retention of teachers in both primary and secondary education through its CPD programme.
Schools in an Ogden partnership have access to the Ogden CPD programme. Primary teachers can also participate in the Primary Physics Professional Learning course (3PL). This is delivered through CPD conference days hosted nationally by independent schools to introduce the Ogden CPD modules.
We have online resources and ‘how to’ guides that are freely available.
Ogden secondary CPD
Schools that are active members of a secondary schools partnership are entitled to £250 towards CPD per year over the five-year funded period. Please email Charley Phillips for more information.
Ogden primary CPD
Our primary science CPD programme is designed to:
- increase confidence in tackling practical science
- improve subject knowledge
- support teachers in identifying and tackling pupil misconceptions.
Partnership schools CPD is available to all Ogden Trust primary partnerships. The training covers the four main areas of the physics curriculum in Key Stage 2 on a four-year cycle. It addresses common misconceptions and provides a comprehensive teacher guide of 10 investigations to support scientific enquiry. A resource box worth £250, linked to the investigation, is also included for each participating school to encourage ongoing practical science. For further information about the sessions available, please email Kirstin Greygoose.
Each partnership is also entitled to the Early Years CPD session Science Talk to support communication and language through understanding the world. A resource box containing 39 practical activity cards to develop hands-on enquiry is included for each participating school.
The Science Talk cards are currently only available to Ogden partnership schools. If you wish to be added to our mailing list for future opportunities in purchasing the cards, please email.