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.

We offer a mentoring programme to early career physics specialists who are based in England. Please visit our Early Career Teacher mentoring pages.

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.


Learning to Teach Physics: Student Teachers

Learning to Teach Physics: student teachers

A guide to support from the Institute of Physics

Related information

Other IOP websites

A community for teachers of physics and their supporters

Resources to build your subject knowledge and teaching from 11-16

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

Your guide to physics on the web

A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England

IOP projects

Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience