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Event times

13:30 - 17:30 GMT

Event Price

Free Registration

Event location


0114 235 7980

Are you….

  • A non-specialist teacher teaching Physics?
  • A non-specialist teacher who could potentially teach Physics, in addition to your main subjects (eg. Maths, Engineering, Science, etc)?
  • A teacher who wants to retrain as a Physics teacher?
  • A teacher wishing to return to the profession to teach Physics?

If so, you could get FREE training to specialise as a Physics teacher.

The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer a programme for non-specialist teachers who have the potential to teach Physics, want to retrain as a Physics teacher or wish to return to the profession and teach Physics. This high quality and high impact programme is in its fifith year and is approved by the Institute of Physics.

Course outline

Six sessions delivered at Silverdale School, Sheffield from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Plus one distance-learning session.

  • Thursday 30 January 2020: Intro and maths skills.
  • Thursday 13 February 2020: Forces and motion.
  • Thursday 25 March 2020: Electricity.
  • Thursday 30 April 2020: Electromagnetism.
  • Thursday 14 May 2020: Energy and Waves.
  • Thursday 18 June 2020: Radioactivity.
  • Thursday 2 July 2020: Space (remote-learning)

Course facilitator

Roy Prestwich has extensive experience teaching Physics at Silverdale School.

Expected outcomes

By engaging with this training programme you will be able to:

  • Increase your understanding and confidence at KS3 and KS4 in Physics.
  • Develop an understanding of common misconceptions.
  • Employ the effective use of scientific models.
  • Rehearse opportunities for practical learning.
  • Draw on a wider range of techniques and pedagogies to improve your students’ knowledge and understanding of Physics.
  • Understand more about the researched benefits of active learning approaches.
  • Teach the mathematical aspects of Physics with greater confidence.

Possible next progression step

Action research into an aspect of Physcis teaching or the ITP or OTP.

Feedback from previous cohorts

“Excellent course. Provides lots of clear instructions around the delivery of GCSE and KS3”.

How to apply

Contact us and we will talk you through the simple application process.