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Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching

FREE blended learning CPD for KS3 & KS4 teachers without a physics specialism. Book now for the energy and matter & space modules.

The Ogden Trust is now delivering Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching (SKPT) courses – FREE blended learning CPD for KS3 and KS4 teachers without a physics specialism.

You can book now for the energy and matter & space modules which will be delivered from January 2023.

Learning takes place over an 8-week period and includes:

  • Full day face-to-face session
  • Two online webinars
  • Supported online study, including activities and quizzes
  • Half day face-to-face session

The required practicals will be covered in the face-to-face sessions.

Sign up now to secure your place for SKPT energy.

  • Energy stores and pathways
  • Gravitational and kinetic energy
  • Power and efficiency
  • Energy resources
  • Fuels and energy usage

Sign up now to secure your place for SKPT matter & space.

  • The particle model/kinetic theory
  • Density, pressure, gas behaviour
  • The solar system and beyond
  • The development of scientific ideas over time

SKPT

The SKPT programme comprises six topics, with modules available each term. Teachers can select the modules they need to build their subject knowledge and professional portfolio. Modules will be delivered and supported by physics specialists across England and will include face-to-face sessions, online tutorials and independent learning. Each module will require up to 20 hours of learning and will be completed over approximately eight weeks.

Participants must be state school teachers in England, with some physics on their timetable and must not have a physics ITT qualification.

The SKPT blended learning CPD will:

  • develop teaching skills and confidence in delivering lessons that bring physics to life in the classroom.
  • consider mathematical problem solving, conceptual challenges, practical work and pedagogical reflections.
  • link teachers to a supportive learning network led by experienced physics practitioners.

On completion of a module, a subsidy of £200 will be available to the school (subject to conditions) as a contribution towards teacher cover costs.

If you want to join our SKPT mailing list to receive notifications as new modules become available, please sign up here.

SKPT modules

The SKPT programme comprises six topics, with modules available each term. Select the modules you need to build your subject knowledge and professional portfolio.

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