Teachers who have demonstrated exceptional 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 local teachers of physics.
Teachers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to physics education and wish to develop their skills while remaining in the classroom can apply for a Senior Teacher Fellowship.
The Senior Teacher Fellowship can be awarded to undertake a project, either of the teacher’s choosing or by participating in a broader project available through the Trust, or to support other local teachers of physics through coaching and training sessions. It will usually be awarded to the school as a time buy-out allowing the teacher the freedom to develop and share their initiative.
They recognise the commitment shown to physics education and aim to enhance and develop leadership and excellence within the classroom. The award can be for one or two years in the first instance.
If applying to work on a project, it 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.
If applying to support other teachers of physics, the focus should be on schools:
- in areas of high deprivation
- with high proportions of pupils on free school meals
- without specialist physics teachers, or with only one specialist and
- which have other challenging circumstances.
- Eligibility criteria
- Applicants must currently be teachers of science for students aged 4-18 in a state funded school in England.
- Priority will be given to applicants not currently the partnership lead of an Ogden funded school partnership.
- Holders of active senior teacher fellowships are permitted to apply for extension funding and may receive up to three consecutive fellowships. Extension applications will be considered by the Trust on an individual merit basis – funding will be awarded where applicants have clearly demonstrated that extension would meaningfully enhance the impact and value of the activity.
- People who have previously completed three consecutive senior teacher fellowship projects will not be eligible to receive funding under this stream until a minimum of two school years has elapsed since project completion.
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 £5,000 for 0.1 FTE or £10,000 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 costs of up to £2,000 can be applied for to cover materials, travel and other necessities. To apply for funding, you must register on our grant management system. Once you have registered, select the senior teacher fellowship programme from the available grants page.
Applications for 2023 will open in December.
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."
Phil Lynch: Senior Teacher Fellow
"I have delivered sessions to well over 700 Year 4 and 5 pupils with support from sixth form ambassadors. Approximately 25 per cent of the pupils receive Free School Meals or are on Pupil Premium."
Find out more about our support for teachers.