Researchers in Schools: Maths and Physics Chairs programme

The Maths and Physics Chairs programme, part of Researchers in Schools (RIS), is a three-year bespoke, salaried teacher training course for high-calibre candidates who have completed, or are finishing, their PhD.

This prestigious programme offers a combination of classroom teaching and research opportunities, allowing you to develop your skills to become a highly effective classroom teacher – helping all pupils excel in maths or physics, regardless of background.

All chairs receive a competitive salary whilst on the programme and don’t have to pay anything towards training costs. Chairs can earn up to £33,900 in year one, rising to up to £38,500 in year two, location dependent.

In addition, you’ll have one day per week off-timetable to pursue the wider aims of the programme, with the opportunity to maintain a research profile. You will also deliver a range of research-driven interventions, including university-style tutorials and extra-curricular activities to raise subject attainment and support university applications.

The programme starts off with an initial summer training module, where you’ll be learning the theory of teaching practice, in addition to meeting other members of RIS. After this, you will be placed into a school to develop your teaching practice on the job, and work towards gaining qualified teacher status (QTS).

Additional benefits include:

  • the opportunity to undertake the Research Leader in Education Award
  • a full teacher’s pension
  • an honorary academic position from a research-intensive university
  • a minimum of 10 weeks’ paid holiday

Early applications are strongly encouraged. To find out more and apply, please visit the Researchers in Schools website.

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Get a first-year salary and benefits package worth up to

£41k

for maths and physics

Applications for Researchers in Schools are now open for September 2017

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01 April 2017 10:00

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08 April 2017 10:00

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