Researchers in Schools offers PhD researchers a unique, fully salaried route into teaching tailored to their abilities, knowledge and experience. Through a bespoke programme blending classroom teaching and research opportunities, you’ll develop the skills to become a highly-effective classroom teacher, helping support pupils, regardless of background, to excel and progress to higher education.
- Pursue a three-year training and professional development programme placing you directly into a school to develop your teaching practice on the job.
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status through a structured programme of observation and classroom teaching.
- Undertake our Research Leader in Education Award, a professional qualification recognising excellence in research practice within schools.
- Access to bespoke training, supporting you to develop strong leadership skills and work towards the programme’s mission.
- Receive one day per week off-timetable to pursue the programme’s wider aims: Deliver subject- and education-focused research and high-impact interventions in schools to boost attainment and promote university access.
- A highly competitive salary and benefits package with salary uplift for maths and physics teachers: earn up to £33,900 in year one, rising to up to £38,500 in year two
- Dedicated time off-timetable to pursue the Researchers in Schools aims and maintain a research profile
- An honorary academic title from a research-intensive university
- Minimum 11 weeks’ paid holiday
Researchers in Schools is a programme delivered by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning charity, in partnership with schools and teacher training providers across England.
The Brilliant Club works to increase the number of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds that progress to highly selective universities. Today, 50% of privately educated children in the UK will progress to a top university, compared with 2% from low-income backgrounds. The Brilliant Club seeks to address this problem in a simple, scalable and sustainable way: we recruit, train and place PhD students and PhD graduates in non-selective state schools to work part-time as tutors or full-time as teachers.
The Charity has two key programmes: Researchers in Schools and the Scholars Programme, which places PhD students to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of high potential pupils.
The Brilliant Club has a track record of delivering excellent programmes and of establishing a scalable and replicable model. In our first five years, our first programme – The Scholars Programme - has established a strong presence across London, the South East and the Midlands, with pilots across the rest of England. This year the Scholars Programme will deliver super-curricular programmes of academic enrichment to 8,548 pupils in over 300 non-selective primary and secondary schools.
Researchers in Schools was created as a result of demand from head teachers, keen to attractmore subject specialists into their classrooms, and from postgraduate researchers looking for a route into teachingthat fully utilised their skill set. Our first cohort of 21 PhD graduates entered classrooms across London in September 2014 and the programme has continued to growsince then. Today, there are over 120 RiS participants teaching in classrooms across England, delivering a range of academic enhancement interventions and research-driven activities
For more information and to apply, visit www.researchersinschools.org
Application deadline: 12th February
Address: 66 Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UD