Free CPD for Newly Qualified or Recently Qualified Teachers of Physics

Details of the 2022 programme will be posted here soon

Online Conference for Non-Specialist & Early-Career Teachers

A free conference in the summer term – find out more here

Exeter Maths School’s Online STEM Conference

Target Audience: for non-specialist and early career teachers of Maths, Physics and Computer Science.

Format: 2021 format tbc nearer the time.

Aim: to provide on-going support and inspiration.

How to get involved: email to be added to our mailing list.

Capacity: no limit.


Target Audience: specialist Physics teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching.

Format: 2 days of free face-to-face training in the spring term (dependent on the COVID-19 guidelines at the time).

Aim: to give confidence to NQTs/ECTs in teaching challenging topics and managing practical activities.

How to get involved: email to register your interest.

Capacity: 16


NB. If you missed our previous #FridayPhysics sessions, you can catch up with the recordings via our Teaching Physics blog!

Target Audience: specialist Physics teachers seeking to develop their practice.

Format: weekly, online drop-in sessions with IOP school-based Physics Coach, Joe Rowing – delivered as part of the Stimulating Physics Network programme.

Aim: to support teachers to improve Physics education in the South West and beyond.

How to get involved: click on the relevant links below to book your place via the TalkPhysics website

Capacity: unlimited!

DateTopicSession OverviewSTEM Learning Booking Page
Friday 12 NovemberKS4 RadioactivityRadioactivity is like magic - Stuff transforming from one substance into another! In this session we will have a look at radioactivity and how you can experiment meaningfully without the resources!Book Here!
Friday 26 NovemberKS4 WavesAn overview of the waves topic at KS4 - Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction and the E-M SpectrumBook Here!
Friday 10 DecemberOptics & Ray DiagramsOptics and ray diagrams often cause difficulty - in this session we will be practicing ray diagrams and looking at a few ways to present them.Book Here!

IOP School Support

Target Audience: Physics departments seeking to develop their practice.

Format: half-termly visits to your school (currently online) by an IOP coach to provide guidance, support and training. The focus depends on each school’s need but may include developing schemes of work, encouraging more girls into physics, managing practical resources, developing problem solving.

Aim: to support teachers to improve Physics education in the South West.

How to get involved: email to register your interest.

Capacity: 6 schools

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