Physics Programme


This DfE funded programme will allow you to develop your teaching practices to enhance engagement, reduce misconceptions and ultimately increase attainment within physics.

The programme will consist of:

  • 6 masterclasses (twilights, half termly);
  • Physics SLE coaching visit;
  • Opportunity to gain York St John University accreditation through the Local Independent Project.

You will explore:

  • How to support and enhance your existing Physics knowledge;
  • Key areas of the Physics curriculum;
  • Development of key pedagogical skills focusing on engagement, practical ideas and differentiation.

This programme will support you to develop key Teaching & Learning Strategies which can be shared across your department.  It may also support you to lead on Physics in your school.

2020/21 Programme dates will be confirmed shortly


2019/20 Programme dates and structure

  • Session 1:  The importance of practical’s within the new curriculum, Thursday 3 October 2019, 13:30 – 17:00
  • Session 2: Using demonstrations effectively and radioactivity, Wednesday 20 November 2019, 16:30 – 18:00
  • Session 3: Electricity, magnetism and modelling our practice, Thursday 30 January 2020, 16:30 – 18:00
  • Session 4: Bespoke session on the need of the group, Tuesday 10 March 2020, 16:30 – 18:00
  • Session 5: Energy within the new curriculum and effective differentiation, Wednesday 13 May 2020, 16:30 – 18:00
  • Celebration event: Thursday 2 July 2020, 16:30 – 18:00
We are delighted to be working closely with Physics Partners to design and deliver a programme which will support the development of Physics teaching across our partnership. It’s a great opportunity for teachers to work together, share good practice and work alongside excellent practitioners in order to improve engagement and outcomes for young people - Sarah Clarke, Director Ebor TSA

The 2020/21 programme flyer can be found here

Application details

Expressions of Interest for the 2020/21 Physics Practitioner Programme should be sent to

These programmes are funded by the DfE and supported by Physics Partners and therefore will be free of charge to schools.



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