New Year’s Honours List 2022 award for Physics Partners Chairman

We are pleased to announce that Tommy Cookson, our Physics Partners Chairman, has been awarded an MBE for services to education in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List. Tommy has had a long and distinguished career in education. He is a founding trustee of Physics Partners and has served as Chairman since 2007. The charity … Read more

All About Electromagnetism

Thank you for your interest in our Physics training programme. We are offering CPD training for physics teachers in Hampshire throughout 2021/22. Our next session is ‘All About Electromagnetism’ and we will be running this session at Winchester College: Winchester College: 4pm to 6pm, Thursday 10th of February Targeted at specialist and non-specialist physics teachers, … Read more

Developing Physics Teaching Partnerships

At the recent annual conference of HMC member (Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference) our advisor, trainer and former trustee Christina Astin led workshops about cross-sector partnerships.  She knows from her extensive work in this area how many independent schools want to team up with their local state schools but are unsure of how to get started. Christina … Read more

All about Electricity!

Thank you for your interest in our Physics training programme. We are offering CPD training for physics teachers in Hampshire throughout 2021/22. The first session is ‘All About Electricity’ and we will be running this session at different venues across Hampshire: UTC Portsmouth: 4 pm to 6 pm, Wednesday 24th of November Winchester College: 4pm … Read more

Upcoming CPD opportunities from our friends at the Institute of Physics

IOP DOMAINS online CPD programme  An integrated online CPD programme for all those involved in teaching physics, consisting of CPD videos designed to complement live, interactive, online CPD sessions for each physics domain. The CPD videos cover aspects of teaching at 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19 years. Each half term they will be running CPD sessions on two or more … Read more

Physics Partners Annual Report 2020/21

The Physics Partners 2020/21 Annual Report is now available. This report highlights our achievements despite a difficult year for all those working in education. We are so pleased the charity is going from strength to strength given these challenges. Download a copy to read about how we adapted our programme during the pandemic, and to … Read more

A welcome power boost for physics teachers

There is a fantastic amount of support out there for new or non-specialist teachers of physics. This is just as well since specialist physics teachers are a rare breed and cannot mentor all the non-specialists teaching in their schools.  It seems that despite the multitude of resources available from such august organisations as the Institute … Read more

Nurturing Talent: Creating a climate in which non-specialist teachers of physics can thrive

For this guest post, Tony Lyng, former Headteacher of Brockhill Park College, Folkestone discusses five key strategies Headteachers can implement to support non-specialist teachers Most secondary schools have to rely on non-specialists to teach physics to at least some classes in their schools. Physics is by no means a unique example of demand for specialist … Read more

How a Head of Science found physics support for non-specialist teachers

Thanks to Krysia Sosin, former Head of Science at Buxton School in London and now a trustee for Physics Partners, for this guest blog post on how she focused on developing her own department to transform physics teaching in her school. Year after year our outcomes were improving but results for biology and chemistry continued … Read more