Posts Tagged ‘physics teachers’

Record number of physics teachers in training

By Lena | 28 Nov, 2011 | 2 Comments
Record number of physics teachers in training

New census data published today reveals that the number of people training to teach physics is at its highest level since at least 1979 when the records were first published. The statistics from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) show that 864 people are training to become physics specialists this year – up […]

New guest blogger: Early Career Physics Teacher from the South East

By Faris | 11 Sep, 2011 | 3 Comments
New guest blogger: Early Career Physics Teacher from the South East

This is the first posting from Our Early Career blogger, who is beginning his first year of teaching following his NQT year. He completed a PGCE straight after his undergraduate degree in astrophysics and is now working in the comprehensive school where he did one of his training placements. Depending on his school commitments and international travel plans […]

Physics Update courses: inspirational weekends-away for science teachers

By Lena | 10 Aug, 2011 | 0 Comments
Physics Update courses: inspirational weekends-away for science teachers

Physics Update residential courses occur three times a year in various university physics departments around the UK and are aimed at specialist physics teachers. New teacher, Richard Wood, shares his experiences of the most recent course. “Having just finished my PGCE and found my first job, I attended my first Summer Physics Update course at […]

Physics teacher recruitment at a much-needed high

By Lena | 14 Jul, 2011 | 0 Comments
Physics teacher recruitment at a much-needed high

The Schools Minister, Lords, MPs and 140 new teachers, will be joining the Institute of Physics (IOP) tonight to celebrate the number of specialist physics teachers now joining the profession. Last year saw approximately 600 graduates enter training to teach physics, a significant improvement on years past when, at its worst in 1998, fewer than […]

IOP Teachers Awards 2011: Do you know an inspirational teacher?

By Lena | 26 Apr, 2011 | 0 Comments
IOP Teachers Awards 2011: Do you know an inspirational teacher?

If you know a teacher of physics (secondary) and science (primary) who deserves recognition, please nominate them for an award. We are looking for teachers who inspire in their pupils and colleagues a love of physics or science in the primary context. It is not a competition, but rather a wish to spotlight and celebrate the […]

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