NQT Celebratory Conference

Each year, we invite Student Teacher Affiliates to a celebratory conference when they complete their teacher training and are about to become newly qualified teachers. In 2014, around 100 new teachers of physics took part.

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 “A very useful afternoon, good to feel like there are other support networks apart from your own school.” (2014 NQT delegate)

The event began with a welcome from IOP Chief Executive Professor Paul Hardaker. He explained how much the Institute values and supports new teachers. Then delegates enjoyed demonstrations using fun, cheap, easily accessible objects and had the opportunity to take part in two workshops. Finally some recent NQTs talked about how they survived their first year in the classroom.

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 More images from the day are available at the IOP's Flickr page.

For resources relating to the sessions, follow the links below.

Misconceptions in teaching forces
National Strategies: everyday words with scientific meanings
Forces card sort KS3
Barriers to Teaching – Forces

Follow up the tweets from the day with #NQTconf

Past events

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

NQT conference July 2011
8 August 2011