Newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

Congratulations, you’ve made it through your teacher training and are now moving on to the next phase in your journey, becoming a fully-fledged teacher.

The year ahead will be a whirlwind affair, as you get to grips with the many facets of being a teacher. Whether you are starting as a physics specialist or teaching physics as part of the science curriculum, you are part of the physics community. We know that time is at a premium, especially at the beginning of your career, therefore the IOP are here to help you with resources and advice which will smooth the way as you meet the challenges ahead of you.

We offer a mentoring programme to early-career physics specialists who are based in England. Please visit our Early Career Teacher mentoring pages.

If you have not previously registered for our Student Teacher Affiliation and would like us to keep in touch throughout your early career, contact


Related information

Other IOP websites

A digital forum for teachers, technicians and their supporters

Resources to build your subject knowledge and teaching from 11-16

Ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19

Resources and advice on practical activities at all secondary levels

CPD & support for teachers of physics in England and Wales

IOP projects

Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience

Resources to support development of your subject knowledge