IOP Institute of Physics

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Niloufar Wijetunge

Niloufar Wijetunge

Teacher Network Coordinator in London



Current position
Teacher of Science and Physics and Maths at A-level.

Taught science (Key stage 3 - 4), physics and maths (Key stage 4 - 5) in London for fourteen years. Head of physics and head of sixth form at Ealing Independent College for five years and responsible for enrichment in science at Holland Park School for two years.

Involved with organising a range of events to promote physics. These include a presentation on astronomy to year 11 studentsdelivered by popular science author Simon Singh and a speaker event entitled 'Physics in the city' led by two physics graduates who shared their experience of working as investment bankers. Received impact awards from the Science Learning Centre for participating in the Girls in Physics course and an Action Research Project that helped to implement various strategies at school.


  • To establish a network of teachers in my local area that encourages dialogue between participants and provides a framework for supporting them in promoting physics.
  • To make links between schools and schools and HE to share resources aiming to enhance the teaching of physics.
  • To encourage students to pursue post 16 physics and establish strategies to tackle the shortage of girls in physics.

Personal interests
Running marathons and general fitness; Studying for a Personal Trainer's course in my spare time.

Central workshops

Delivered successfullyNew ideas?
Software for skint schools
Shocked and stunned
Radioactivity/Cloud chambers
What happens next?
Lights, camera, images
Happy to deliverSon of new ideas?

Related information

CPD sessions

The Teacher Network offers a number of CPD sessions that can help put a little extra sparkle into your teaching