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Physics Programme

Physics Programme

About the 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 is funded by the DfE and is delivered in partnership with Physics Partners.

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.

During the programme 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.

The 2020/21 Programme will be delivered through:

  • Six masterclasses, one twilight each half term
  • Bespoke remote Physics mentoring with an SLE/Physics specialist


All sessions during 2020/21 will be delivered online:

Required Practicals: the importance of practical work – Andrea Mapplebeck

Tuesday 6 October, 4.00-5.30pm


Electricity and magnetism: effective modelling – Paul Davies

Wednesday 18 November, 4.00-5.30pm


Energy in the new curriculum: effective differentiation – Dan Hannard

Thursday 28 January, 4.00-5.30pm


Forces and motion: using formulae – Paul Davies

Wednesday 10 March, 4.00-6.00pm


Radioactivity: using demonstrations effectively – Andrea Mapplebeck

Tuesday 27 April, 4.00-6.00pm


Bespoke session (group requests): teaching ‘difficult’ topics – Matt Cannon

Thursday 24 June, 4.00-6.00pm


Applications for this year’s programme have closed but if you’d like to hear more about the programme or express an interest for any future cohorts please contact development@hlt.academy


Participant quotes

“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.”

Katherine Humpleby
Secondary School Improvement Lead, Hope Learning Trust

“Fantastic session, great delivery, loads of ideas for use in lessons. Was sorry when it finished!”

Deb Gilchrist
Science Teacher, Manor CE Academy