Institute of Physics Project

We are delighted to have been awarded the status of Lead School as part of the Teaching & Leadership Innovation Fund Future Physics Leaders Project.

The three year project is being run for the DfE by the Institute of Physics (IOP). There are eventually going to be two hub schools in Liverpool, one for North Liverpool, and Archbishop Blanch for Mid-South Liverpool. We will work with six other schools and provide training for specialist Physics teachers to ensure their subject knowledge is accurate. There will also be training provided for non-specialist Physicists (Science teachers who normally teach Biology or Chemistry) to give them better subject knowledge and to ensure there are no misconceptions in the way topics such as Energy are delivered to pupils at KS3.

Mr Edgar is going to be the lead teacher for the hub and is going to London in July to the Institute of Physics for a training course with all the other lead teachers from across the country. He will then deliver training sessions, working closely with Darren Forbes who is the IOP Teaching and Learning Coach (and also the author of new GCSE Physics textbooks).

As well as supporting science teachers across the south of the city, all of the Archbishop Blanch Science teachers will benefit from this project, either by improving their KS3 Physics knowledge and understanding, or by taking their knowledge of Physics to a higher level, ensuring that they can deliver A Level expertise to our own students.

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