Professional Development for Teachers

  • Physics Teacher Network
    Our Teacher Network offers free CPD, support and advice to teachers of physics
  • Stimulating Physics Network
    A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England, managed by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Science Learning Network
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for existing teachers
    A number of initial teacher training providers across the country will be providing Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses for existing teachers that are returning to work or need to improve or update their subject knowledge
  • Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
    If you are a practising teacher, and you have an idea about physics teaching that you have always wanted to develop, then the Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship can help you bring the idea to fruition
  • Supporting Teachers to become Chartered Physicists
    Specialist teachers of physics, and those who support them, can be professionally registered as Chartered Physicists if they meet the requirements. The Institute of Physics is the only body with a Royal Charter to award CPhys, which recognises the professional status of those who use physics in their careers. The standards expected and application procedure are the same as for any other physicist, but you can receive role-specific supporting materials. These have been designed to give examples of relevant experience from teaching and coaching contexts. Email TeacherCPhys@iop.org for more information.


Other IOP websites


CPD & support for teachers of physics in England and Wales


A digital forum for teachers, technicians and their supporters


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


Resources to support development of your subject knowledge


Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience

Projects supported by the IOP


The National STEM Centre houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science

Professional development opportunities for secondary school science teachers

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