Student teachers

Teaching is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers you could have. We know that confident, knowledgeable teachers not only stay in the classroom for longer but they also pass on their passion to their students.

We offer a wide range of support to teachers of physics throughout their training through our free Student Teacher Affiliation scheme. You’ll get materials that will help you develop your own understanding of physics, resources that will help you teach it at all levels, advice on practical demonstrations and suggestions on how to keep your physics teaching engaging for everyone.

Our Stimulating Physics Support (SPS)  programme holds free termly meetings for local student science teachers in England. These events are a great opportunity to get advice on developing strategies for engaging physics teaching, as well as a chance to meet local teachers of physics in other schools to share and develop ideas.

If you are specialising in physics or physics with maths, you may also be eligible for one-to-one mentoring through this project.

You can rest assured our support doesn’t stop once you’ve finished training. There is also loads we can do to help during your early years as a teacher as well as throughout your career.



Publications

Learning to Teach Physics

A guide to support for student physics and science teachers

Other IOP websites


A community for teachers of physics and their supporters


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


Your guide to physics on the web


Support for physics teachers in the early stages of their career

IOP projects


Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience