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Teacher Network

The Teacher Network provides ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers of physics at all levels. It includes early career support, education research opportunities and fellowships to support leadership in physics teaching.

The aim of the Teacher Network is to provide ongoing professional development experiences for teachers of physics at all levels.

It supports early career teachers of physics (from initial teacher trying through to their fifth year of teaching), developing subject knowledge and pedagogy; it also offers support and opportunities for teachers who want to develop their physics teaching through classroom leadership initiatives or education research.

Teachers join the network by participating in one of the three specialist themes of support.

  • Early career teacher support
    Early career teacher support centres around subject knowledge and pedagogical development for teachers from initial teacher training to their fifth year of teaching post qualifying.
  • Education Research
    Teachers in our teacher network can apply for funding to help them undertake research that will contribute to the development of practical solutions to teaching problems or help teachers build knowledge.
  • Leadership in physics teaching
    Teachers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to physics education can apply for a senior teacher fellowship. They recognise the commitment shown to physics education and aim to enhance and develop leadership and excellence within the classroom

Teachers previously connected to the Trust through other programmes can also sign up. Teachers in the network are emailed termly with further opportunities. If you are eligible and are not receiving the mailings, please sign up.

Supporting teachers

The three themes of support within our Teacher Network.

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Early career

Support for physics teachers from their initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching.

Learn about Early Career support

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Education research

Education research opportunities and scholarships for master's and part-time PhDs.

Learn about education research

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Leadership in physics teaching

Fellowships to allow teachers to develop projects to progress the teaching of physics.

Learn about physics leadership

An annual conference – Physics Futures – will bring the Teacher Network together to share practice, ideas and the latest thinking in education research and evaluation; it will offer a supportive networking opportunity to celebrate the physics teachers who are inspiring the future generations and really making physics matter.

The first Physics Futures Conference will be held on Wednesday 9 March 2022.

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