Both the mathematics and the physics programme has an explicit additional focus on returning teachers. We expect that any returners participating in the programme will benefit from accessing employment opportunities within school groups.

 

Returners can be described as those people who have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent who are not currently employed in a permanent or fixed term teaching post in the English state-funded sector. This could include:

  • People who are working in another sector but have had a teaching post in the past (it does not matter how long ago they left teaching)
  • People who may have had a career break to bring up children or take on caring responsibilities (this does not include those just returning from an official period of maternity leave)
  • People who gained QTS but deferred their entry for one year or more
  • People who are currently supply teaching

 

Returning teachers can now get one-to-one support from an NCTL Recruitment Advisor. To access this support returners need to register either by calling the Return to Teaching helpline on 0800 085 0971 or via the website.

 

On registration, they will receive an NCTL registration number and the recruitment advisor will signpost returners to your training (using the directory).

 

Please can you ensure that you register with NCTL before applying for either programme so that NCTL can ensure you have access to all the support available to you. A returner that forgets their registration number can get it by calling the Return to Teaching helpline.

 

Working with Nottingham Trent University and IoP as a Link and Partner School we have designed a course that will develop teachers' subject and pedagogical knowledge to enable them to teach 11-16 physics with confidence to include the teaching of physics A level for suitable participants.


The course aims to develop understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of physics to enable participants to develop scientific skills to complement the knowledge needed to teach students for a deep understanding of physics. This course will include integrated practical elements.

 

 

Specific Learning Outcomes

  • To develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills within physics;
  • To will explore the 11-16 physics curriculum as well as the teaching of physics at A level standard for some candidates.

 

 

Knowledge areas taught will include:

Motion & Forces

  • Linear motion and rotational motion 

Energy

  • Conservation of energy and momentum – impulse-momentum change theorem, law of conservation of momentum and collisions
  • Thermal Physics – Methods of heat transfer and calorimetry 

Electricity & Magnetism

  • Static (electrostatics)
  • Circuits, mains and electrical power including generation of electricity 

Waves

  • Nature, properties and behaviours
  • Transverse – light to include reflection, refraction and diffraction
  • Longitudinal - sound 

Radioactivity

  • Types, uses and fission and fusion

 

 

Participants will be supported throughout by an in-school subject mentor who will facilitate opportunities to observe and try out the ideas from the programme. The course will be delivered through face to face sessions and on-line activities to support and develop learning between sessions.

 

 

 

This programme is ideally suited to:

  • Specialist staff intending to teach physics next year who may not currently have the skill set required.
  • Non-specialist staff who are currently/will be teaching physics.
  • KS2 teachers teaching in a secondary school e.g. nurture groups
  • Teachers wishing to return to the profession.
  • Teachers wanting to increase their job prospects through being able to offer a second subject specialism.
  • TAs wishing to specialise in physics

Working with Nottingham Trent University we have designed a course that will develop teachers' subject and pedagogical knowledge to enable them to teach 11-16 mathematics with confidence.

 

The course aims to develop an understanding of the new national curriculum for mathematics alongside the development of a deeper understanding of the mathematics they will be teaching.

 

 

Areas of focus include:

  • Key elements of the KS3 and GCSE curricula
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Multiple representations
  • Teaching for depth of understanding
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Common difficulties and misconceptions in mathematics

 

 

Knowledge areas taught will include:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

 

Although the programme for this course is organised into knowledge areas, connections across these mathematical ideas will be made to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems.

 

Participants will be supported by an in-school subject mentor who will facilitate opportunities to observe and try out the ideas from the programme. The course will be delivered through face to face sessions and on-line activities to support/develop learning between sessions.

 

 

This programme is suited to:

  • Teachers wanting to upskill their own knowledge and understanding in order to extend the pupils they teach.
  • Non-specialist staff who are currently/will be teaching mathematics.
  • KS2 teachers teaching in a secondary school
  • Teachers wishing to return to the profession.
  • Teachers wanting to increase their job prospects through being able to offer a second subject specialism.
  • TAs wishing to specialise in mathematics
  • FE lecturers delivering level 1/2 mathematics and/or Numeracy

 

 

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