Stimulating Physics Network

A support network for teachers and pupils of physics, run in partnership with the Science Learning Network.


We provide bespoke support for teachers of physics.

Our Teaching and Learning Coaches (TLCs) support Partner Schools and physics teachers in the early stages of their careers. Partner Schools benefit from needs analysis, CPD for teachers, and pupil activities. Early-career physics teachers receive light-touch mentoring.

Our Physics Network Coordinators (PNCs) organise innovative and inspirational CPD workshops across the UK. We've extended this model to our Link Schools, with TLCs providing PNC-style workshops to all.

Our IGB Project Officers work with schools to identify and address issues around gender and subject choice.

Our online learning communities, including Twitter and Pinterest channels, provide a safe space for over 15,000 teachers to develop their practice.

And as our programme is funded by the Department of Education, our support is free.

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A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England

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