I am a teacher

From thousands of teaching resources to CPD events to online discussion forums, we have a wide variety of teaching resources to help you teach physics.

Download teaching resources

Download teaching resources

Discover IOPSpark: our online home for over 2,000 free physics teaching resources including classroom-ready material, teaching guidance, video content and student worksheets all tried and tested by teachers.

Find a resource to use in your physics lessons from IOPSpark.

Take a look at some specific classroom resources.

Extra-curricular resources

Extra-curricular resources

Find events and activities to further engage your students on our IOPSpark website.

Find out more.


Online discussion forum for teachers

Online discussion

Have a physics teaching question? TalkPhysics is our online community for anyone involved in teaching pre-19 physics (teachers, teacher trainers, technicians, and supporters are all welcome).

Join our safe, friendly, knowledgeable community.

Forum - email discussion lists

Email discussion lists

Our education department supports a number of email discussion lists to provide you with forums to share ideas, ask questions and exchange views,

Find out more.

@IOPTeaching Twitter account

IOPTeaching Twitter

The @IOPTeaching Twitter account, working to promote, develop and support excellent physics teaching through networks, CPD events and tried and tested resources.

Join us on Twitter.

Affiliate your school to the IOP for printed resources every term

Affiliate your school

We offer an affiliation scheme for schools and colleges in the UK and Ireland and international schools teaching the British curriculum abroad.

Find out more.

Benchmark tools for practical work in science

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If you are keen to ensure practical work in science remains a top priority in your school, download and use these benchmark tools.

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Addressing gender imbalance in physics

Gender balance

We're working to understand and tackle the issue of girls’ under-representation in physics post-16.

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KEEP Teaching: help shape the future of physics teaching

KEEP teaching

We are looking at ways to reduce workload, particularly for teachers at the start of their careers, and are researching the impact of this approach on teacher retention. Help us by taking part in the KEEP Teaching trial.

Find out more.

Book a CPD event

Book CPD event

From day meetings to twilight workshops (and everything in between), we have a wide variety of coaching and CPD sessions available to support your continuous development as a teaching professional.

Book a CPD session today 

Get chartered

Get chartered

Are you a practising physics teacher? Want to become a chartered physicist? We're here to help. Get in touch at teachercphys@iop.org for support with your application.

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Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship

Anthony waterhouse

Up to £3,500 for UK teachers of 11 to 19 year olds who have a physics idea to develop for other teachers. As part of the award we support recipients with links to education researchers and a network of experienced teachers.

Find out more about the fellowship.

Teachers of Physics Award

Teachers of physics

The Teachers of Physics awards celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools.

Learn more and make a nomination.

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