Phiz Labs

The Ogden Trust recognises the positive impact of a dedicated science teaching space within a primary school on pupils, staff and the wider community. As such, each primary partnership has the opportunity to open a Phiz Lab, creating an environment to support teachers and engage pupils.

Once a partnership is agreed, the co-ordinator may propose a suitable space (often within the hub school) for approval by The Ogden Trust. If the proposal meets the criteria, a grant of £2,500 is awarded to refurbish and equip the Phiz Lab.

Our current Phiz Labs can be seen on the Ogden map. If you would like to learn more or would like visit a lab near you, please contact Kirstin Greygoose.

Criteria
The Phiz Lab:

  • is a dedicated science teaching space, with no change of use or removal of equipment or storage, for five years from the point of completion
  • is a shared resource for use by each school in the partnership including (but not limited to) science lessons; science meetings; CPD training; enrichment activities; science community events
  • promotes collaborative teaching and learning across the partnership
  • retains a ‘visual presence’ on the school website, newsletters and relevant media
  • is well-maintained
  • leader provides annual feedback to the Primary Partnership Manager

The Phiz Lab environment supports and encourages well-resourced science lessons, outreach and enrichment events, science meetings and CPD. It supports the teaching of physics and encourages students to develop a physics identity through hands-on practical science investigations; two key objectives of the Trust’s mission. For more information please contact Kirstin Greygoose.

Case Studies

Fairford Phiz Lab

Fairford Phiz Lab

9 January 2018

Fairford Phiz Lab is used for science lessons in school and to host science clubs and events

The Coppice Phiz Lab

The Coppice Phiz Lab

9 January 2018

This Phiz Lab has transformed the way science is taught

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