Find out more about the IOP’s Teacher Training Scholarship programme, which provides support - not just to graduates - but also to mid-career scientists, engineers and specialists from a range of industries
Back to school Newly qualified physics teacher, Mark Owens, is using a deliberate error to evaluate understanding of key concepts with students. (Courtesy: IOP)
While recruitment and retention of specialist physics teachers remains a long-standing problem in England – where national supply consistently falls short of demand – an equally worrying trend is the fact that state schools are far more likely than private schools to say they’re understaffed for physics teachers.
As part of its strategy to address the shortage of candidates for initial teacher training (ITT) programmes in physics, the IOP, which publishes Physics World, is aiming to encourage talented graduates and postgraduates in physics and other related disciplines to enter the teaching profession via its Teacher Training Scholarship scheme. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the scholarships represent a compelling proposition to help would-be teachers transition through their one-year ITT course in England.
Read more on the Physics World website.