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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This year’s conference will take place on Monday 6 July at the Institute of Education in London. It will be a great opportunity to meet other brand new teachers of physics – both specialists and non-specialists – and also get your hands on ideas and resources from our teaching experts. There will be a mixture of plenary sessions and workshops and we hope you will come away having learnt something new and with a feeling that you are part of the physics community.

12:00 Registration and lunch plus exhibitions and Money Matters: Science with Money demo

13:00 What goes on in the IOP Education Department
Charles Tracy (IOP Head of Education)

13:20 Easy crazy demos
Sue McGrath (IOP Teacher Network Coordinator Northern Ireland)

13:40 Storytelling for Science Teachers - taster from Screenhouse

13:55 What my NQT year was really like
Katie Brudenell

14:15- 17:00 Workshops (choose two):

  • Resource writing (David Sang)
  • Electronic Resources (Alessio Bernadelli)
  • Lights, Camera, Action (Ruth Wiltsher)
  • Voice projecting and protecting (Screenhouse)
  • Storytelling for Science Teachers (Screenhouse)
  • A-level practicals ( Niloufar Wijetunge)
  • Teaching energy (Charles Tracy)
  • Exoplanets (Taj Bhutta)

17:00 How NQTs can influence girls in physics
Jessica Rowson (IOP Girls in Physics manager)

17:15 Round-up

17:30 Finish

Have a look at footage from a previous IOP NQT conference:

Past events


NQT Conference 2014
2 April 2015

NQT Georgina Dean tells politicians what life is like as a trainee teacher
IOP/ Richard Lewis
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NQT Conference July 2012
7 January 2015

Learning to teach

NQT conference July 2011
8 August 2011

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