Learning to teach physics programme launch

8 August 2011

The Learning to Teach Physics programme was formally launched on 14 July 2011 at a reception at the House of Commons.

NQT Georgina Dean tells politicians what life is like as a trainee teacher
IOP/ Richard Lewis

There were 170 guests including over 100 newly qualified science teachers.

The government’s science minister Nick Gibb MP addressed the event and spoke of the government’s commitment to getting a steady supply of high quality physics graduates into teaching.

The IOP’s vice-president for education, Professor Bob Lambourne spoke passionately about the importance of good physics teaching in schools and Dr Michael Day, executive director for training at the TDA discussed the ambitious new teacher recruitment targets.

Amongst the speakers was newly qualified physics teacher Georgina Dean who had just completed her training at the Institute of Education and was beginning her NQT induction at a London school in September 2011.