Teacher Subject Specific Training (Non-Specialists)

TSST Physics is a fantastic opportunity to upskill non-specialist teachers in the teaching of Physics to GCSE level. Our current offer is a blended package of live remote sessions and online support.

TSST Physics Lead: David Bailey – Project Lead

David leads our TSST Physics programme. Previously, he was Regional Network Lead and Network Education Lead for STEM Learning where he oversaw science CPD provision in the North. Alongside his current role, he is an Educational Consultant working in a range of advisory and school improvement roles to support many schools in the region and beyond. He draws on over fifteen years of experience teaching Physics to ages 11-18, and over ten years of leadership in 3 schools, including positions as middle and senior leader. He is currently leading the EEF/Wellcome Trust funded programme ‘Leadership Lite’ in which 140 schools are participating across the UK.

Carmel College is a large provider of TSST Physics, having done so since the inception of the programme in 2016. The programme is delivered in conjunction with a number of regional Science Learning Partnerships, including Durham & Tees Valley, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Cumbria. We combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. We offer quality, high impact science CPD through remote twilight sessions (in the current COVID-19 climate). We also work with schools on an individual basis to provide bespoke support to meet the differing needs of schools across the area.

To register for e-mail up-dates please register at: http://www.stem.org.uk/register

“This course made me re-evaluate the way I deliver Physics lessons. It inspired me to have a more metacognitive and problem solving approach to the delivery of my lessons. It increased in my own subject knowledge and new practical ideas.”

Impact on self: This course taught me to shift my mindset towards Physics from negative to positive.

Impact on students: Students don’t come in with prior blocks to their learning. Barriers have been removed so that they can focus on enjoying and understanding their learning.

Impact of colleagues: With no physics specialist within the department – science staff were generally scared of physics. There is now renewed enthusiasm within the department. I have led CPD sessions for the department and written new activities into schemes of work

Impact on School: The negative image towards physics has been removed. Senior leaders were often concerned that exam results would be down in comparison to Biology and Chemistry, this is no longer the case.