Support for teachers

One of our core aims is to secure a flourishing future for physics, and to this end the Institute supports physics in all schools and colleges.

CPD for teachers

Keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date with our CPD events.

What we offer

We run:

  • workshops
  • day meetings 
  • other CPD events

How to book

  • Visit Talk physics to take a look at what's on offer and book an event near you.
  • Sign-up to our regional newsletter to hear about events and resources available to you.

If you'd like to speak to us about any of the events in your region or request a workshop for your school, please contact our representative in your region:

If you’d like to speak to us or require more detail regarding one of our events or CPD, please email

Do you provide CPD for physics teachers?

In collaboration with other physics professional developers, we aim to support those providing physics CPD by:

  • learning from other CPD providers by bringing together communities of physics coaches to share good practice
  • supporting those new to coaching and enriching the professional standing of physics teachers through chartership (CPhys)
  • interrogating the latest research to see how it might improve our CPD provision
  • assessing the impact of our education projects and how they align with our new strategy through rigorous data analysis

For more information about our work supporting physics CPD professionals, please contact

Gender balance

The under-representation of girls in physics post-16 is a serious issue for the UK and in particular for the STEM community.

Supporting physics teaching

The Supporting Physics Teaching initiative is intended to support specialist and non-specialist teachers who teach physics in the early years of secondary education.


SCORE is a partnership of science organisations, including the Institute of Physics. It aims to improve science education in schools and colleges in England by supporting the development and implementation of effective education policy.

Teachers of Physics Award

Do you know a great physics teacher or primary science teacher? If so, why not nominate them for an Institute of Physics Teachers Award?


TalkPhysics is our online learning community, bringing together over 10,000 members of the STEM teaching community.

Email discussion lists

The Education Department supports a number of email discussion lists designed to provide you with a forum to share ideas, ask questions and exchange views.

Returning teachers

If you're a qualified teacher looking to return to teaching, we can help ease your move back into the classroom.

Other IOP websites

Unlimited access to over 2,000 physics teaching resources. We bring together hundreds of teaching activities so you can find the right approach for your class.

A digital forum for teachers, technicians and their supporters

Projects supported by the IOP

The National STEM Centre houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science

Professional development opportunities for secondary school science teachers

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