The Researchers in Schools programme will support you to become an excellent secondary school physics teacher and maximise the benefits that having a PhD brings to your new career in teaching. You will use your highly sought-after physics knowledge and understanding of higher education to help more young people from underrepresented backgrounds progress to study physics at university
The programme is designed to run over three years. At the end of the first year you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status, the national qualification that allows you to teach in any state school in England and Wales. For the remaining two years of the programme you will be employed as an early career teacher and spend four days a week teaching. Alongside your teaching, you will spend one day a week completing our Research Leader in Education Award: a three-year programme of professional development designed by experts to optimise the skills that you have gained from your PhD and maximise pupil impact.