Researchers in Schools

If you have, or are completing, a doctorate in physics, engineering or maths, you could be eligible for the unique Researchers in Schools teacher training programme.

The Researchers in Schools initiative is a three-year programme which enables high-calibre researchers to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) while continuing to pursue their research interests.

In the first year of the programme you will work towards QTS in a placement school. In year two of the programme you will work as a Newly Qualified Teacher on a reduced teaching timetable. Year three allows you to undertake our Research Leader in Education Award, a unique professional qualification recognising excellence in research methods and practices within schools. Throughout the programme, you will receive one day a week off-timetable to pursue the wider programme aims and maintain an academic profile.


There is a substantial salary and benefit package attached to the Researchers in Schools programme. As a physics teacher, you could be entitled to a salary and benefits package of up to £40,000 a year, depending on your region. The benefits package covers your QTS tuition fees and provides an annual research budget.

More information and applications

For more information, please visit the Researchers in Schools website.

To apply, fill in the researchers in schools application form.