IOP Teachers of Physics Awards go to six outstanding winners

15 October 2015

The names of six people who are to receive Teachers of Physics Awards from the Institute of Physics have been announced today.

IOP Teachers of Physics Awards

They are: Jon Brown, who has just retired from Magdalen College School, Oxford; Frank Cotter, of Christian Brothers College, Cork; Mark Dixon, of Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green; Rachel Jones, of Ysgol Eirias, Conwy; Martyn Notley, of City of Bristol College, Bristol; and Andrew Ogilvie, of Bannerman High School, Glasgow.

All six were commended for their outstanding practice as teachers of physics in secondary schools. The awards are given to celebrate the success of teachers whose excellence in the classroom has raised the state of physics and science in schools.

The teachers will be presented with their awards at the IOP’s Awards Dinner in London on 5 November. IOP teacher support manager, Chris Shepherd, said: “Teachers are honoured alongside distinguished research scientists and industrialists as a way of recognising that without dedicated teachers there would be no physics researchers or technological base in our society.”

Read the citations for all six award winners.