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

We run workshops, day meetings and other CPD events for teachers. Visit Talk physics to take a look at what's on offer and book an event near 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 teachercpd@iop.org

  • 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
    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
    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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