This course is for passionate physicists who would like to share their subject with young people to empower them to go on to live more fulfilling lives. You may have just finished your degree, Masters, or PhD, spent time in industry, worked to some capacity in schools already, or be completing a successful career and would like to spend some purposeful years sharing your experience.
Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding careers imaginable. Science is a fundamental part of our everyday lives, both in the way that we think and the way that we live. Our students are growing into a world of increasingly sophisticated applications of science and the vast majority of careers will involve at least some degree of scientific understanding. Physics has a particularly crucial role in our rapidly developing world; the explosive growth of our communication systems, the rapid development of new energy sources and our (desperately needed) development of more sustainable vehicles are just a few of these.
The Inspiration Trust draws together a unique range of science departments from a very special group of schools, including a sixth form specialist maths and science college, exciting new free schools, rapidly developing schools in challenging areas, and established high-performing schools.
You would be learning your profession within the context of a trust that is continually pushing the envelope in terms of contemporary pedagogy while applying an unparalleled determination to improve the life chances of students in East Anglia.
Your science studies will be led by two highly experienced and inspirational tutors. Both have worked as heads of subject, heads of department, and senior leaders. Between them they share experience of classroom research, writing exam papers, writing a PGCE course, and the use of ICT in education at an international level. Both tutors still teach on a weekly basis and will continue to do so as they train you.
Throughout the course you will develop the subject and professional knowledge to join the wider teaching community as an able practitioner, research-led, confident in practical work, and able to communicate sensitively with students from all walks of life. You will become an excellent teacher.