PHYSmaths Conference

A FREE day of Physics CPD – Tuesday 7th July 2020

Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST)

FREE with cover paid

Target Audience: non-specialist and returning teachers of Physics.

Format: 6 days of face-to-face training over the course of 6 months followed by a 2-day Easter residential and supported by an online portal for sharing resources.

Aim: to improve the subject knowledge (including pedagogy) and increase the number of hours taught.

How to get involved: Click below for further details and to access the application form.

Capacity: 15

In the South West Exeter Maths School is proud to run the Government’s proven professional development programme for non-specialist teachers.  Free of charge to all state school teachers, here’s your chance to enhance your subject knowledge, explore teaching strategies and develop confidence in challenging misconceptions and building understanding in students. Applications for the 2019/20 programme are now open.

Course Summary

This is a comprehensive Institute of Physics-enabled course consisting of 6 one-day workshops in the autumn and spring terms, a 2-day residential during the Easter holidays and an evaluation and progress conference to complete the course. Teachers will enhance their subject knowledge, explore teaching strategies and develop confidence in challenging misconceptions and building understanding in their students. Guided lesson planning and mentor support, along with online learning resources, will provide participants with the tools needed to sustain progress once the course is completed.

A range of topics will be covered including Electricity, Sound and Light, Space, Radioactivity, Forces, Heat Transfer, Electromagnetism and Applications of Physics. Starting with fundamental concepts and best practise in teaching at Key Stage 3; progressing to coverage of topics at Key Stage 4 and 5 with further practical emphasis.

There will also be time to reflect, evaluate and feedback between sessions to ensure that every individual’s needs are met.


This course is free of charge to participants from the state sector that have the support of their school and are committed to attending the full course.

Additional Support

We recognise that 6 days out of school equates to a lot of cover. Whilst we are unable to meet this cost in full, our funding enables us to make a contribution to it: depending upon the number of participants this will be in the region of £300 per teacher for the full course.


Exeter Mathematics School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU


Date Programme Timings
Mon 11th November 2019 Day 1 0930 – 1500
Tues 10th December 2019 Day 2 0930 – 1500
Tues 14th January 2020 Day 3 0930 – 1500
Mon 3rd February 2020 Day 0930 – 1500
Mon 9th March 2020 Day 5 0930 – 1500
Tues 21st April 2020 Day 6 0930 – 1500
Mon 30th – Tues 31st March 2020 Easter residential CANCELLED
Tuesday 7th July 2020 PhysMaths conference 0915 – 1545

Data Protection

Exeter Mathematics School takes the protection of your information seriously and is fully committed to respecting the data privacy of all individuals.The information you provide on your application form will be used by the School, only in connection with the TSST programme and its subsequent administration.  For further information on how Exeter Mathematics School collects, uses, and stores your data or how you can request access to your data – please refer to the Data Protection section on our website:

PHYSMaths Conference – Tuesday 7th July 2020

Target Audience: non-specialist, NQT and returning teachers of Physics but all teachers of Physics are welcome!

Format: FREE one day conference held at EMS, delegates select workshops, free lunch!

Aim: to provide on-going support and inspiration.

How to get involved: 2020 details available soon – email: if you have any questions

Capacity: 40


Target Audience: specialist Physics teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching.

Format: 2 days of free face-to-face training in the spring term.

Aim: to give confidence to NQTs/RQTs in teaching challenging topics and managing practical activities.

How to get involved: email to register your interest.

Capacity: 16

IOP School Support

Target Audience: Physics departments seeking to develop their practice.

Format: half-termly visits to your school by an IOP coach to provide guidance, support and training. The focus depends on each school’s need but may include developing schemes of work, encouraging more girls into physics, managing practical resources, developing problem solving.

Aim: to support teachers to improve Physics education in the South West.

How to get involved: email to register your interest.

Capacity: 6 schools

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