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Teacher Fellowships

Teachers who have demonstrated their commitment to physics education can apply for a Senior Teacher Fellowship, allowing them to undertake a project that will develop their physics teaching leadership and support other teachers of physics.

Teachers who have demonstrated commitment to physics education and wish to develop their skills while remaining in the classroom can apply for a Senior Teacher Fellowship.

Senior Teacher Fellowships enable teachers to:

  • Develop and deliver a physics education project of their interest
  • Build skills and experience both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Share ideas and engage with a community of Ogden fellows

The Senior Teacher Fellowship programme includes:

  • Time buy out of a half or full day per week to plan and deliver the project
  • Half termly mentoring to support the development of the project
  • Up to £2,000 project costs
  • Ogden Physics Futures conference attendance

Senior Teacher Fellowships are available for independent projects devised by a teacher, or for a project identified and outlined by the Trust. Applicants must currently be teachers of science for students aged 4–18 in a state funded school in England and must have been teaching for a minimum of 5 years. If you currently lead an Ogden school partnership you are not eligible to apply for a fellowship. A Senior Teacher Fellowship is usually awarded to the school as a time buy out. Funding is offered to the school to support the teacher’s salary at 0.1FTE or 0.2FTE with an additional 10 per cent of the awarded amount to cover on-costs.

You can download this PDF to find out more about the new eligibility criteria and the Ogden projects that are available for 2024-25.

Applications are currently closed.

Case studies

Read more about some of the teachers we support.

Claire Loizos: Senior Teacher Fellow

"It has been fantastic to get dedicated time to do this [primary science capital project]; we have been able to share ideas and pedagogy, as well as really getting the time to evaluate our own practice."

Read more about Claire

Children experimenting with a circuit.

Charlotte Thompson: Senior Teacher Fellow

“It has reinvigorated my long-standing passion for teaching and stimulated my drive to ensure that children can enjoy science both in an educational environment and their wider lives.”

Find out more about Charlotte

Emma Leonard: Senior Teacher Fellow

"The Fellowship has been excellent for my own CPD and has given me the time to work closely with schools in my local area."

Find out more about Emma

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