Researchers in Schools - including the Maths and Physics Chairs programme
Researchers in Schools (RIS), which includes the Maths and Physics Chairs programme, is a tailored teacher training and professional development course for high-calibre candidates who have completed, or are finishing, a doctorate. It is designed to run over three years, with the third year optional for schools and participants.
This prestigious programme offers a combination of classroom teaching and professional development opportunities, as you work towards gaining qualified teacher status (QTS) allowing you to develop your skills to become a highly effective classroom teacher – helping all pupils excel, regardless of background.
What’s on offer for 2020/21 applicants:
- two ways to train:
- A bursary route offering a generous, tax-free bursary alongside opportunities to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your ITT course, Maintenance Loan and additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability, or;
- A salaried route offering a competitive salary, with an additional salary uplift during the first two years for maths and physics participants and no fees to be paid towards your teacher training
- protected time off-timetable to pursue the Research Leader in Education Award (RLE); the RLE is a fully-funded, programme of professional development designed by experts to optimise the skills that you have gained from your PhD to maximise the impact you have on the pupils that you teach
- Honorary Research Associate status from a leading university, allowing you the opportunity to maintain an independent research profile
- a pre-programme induction course facilitated by education experts
- a minimum of 10 weeks’ paid holiday
- a full teacher’s pension, once qualified, and excellent opportunities for progression
The programme is open to applicants who have completed, or are finishing a PhD in the following subject areas: physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computing, geography, English, history, modern foreign languages French, German or Spanish), and classics (Latin or Ancient Greek)
To find out more, please visit Researchers in Schools.
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