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Why Train to Teach Physics with Northern Lights? 

  • Bursary of up to £27,000
  • Outstanding Science/Physics Departments in partner schools
  • IoP designated Skipton Girls’ as lead school for Stimulating Physics Network
  • Science Learning Partnership based at Northern Lights
  • Lead school for Teacher Subject Specialist Training in Physics 

Good Physics teachers are in high demand and trainees can attract a bursary of up to £26,000. 

Northern Lights SCITT is the ideal place to train if you are a Physics specialist.  Both our lead schools have outstanding Science departments which have gained a national reputation for excellence. 

As a Specialist Science College, Feversham College is able to be innovative and creative in the way staff use and teach science not only for their students but for partner schools and trainee teachers.

The Institute of Physics has designated Skipton Girls’ High School as a Stimulating Physics Lead School with Adviser.  The school works with partners to develop outstanding practice in Physics teaching and, as a result, increase pupil engagement across the region.

In collaboration with STEM Learning Limited in York, the Northern Lights Science Learning Partnership delivers high quality professional development to new and current teachers.  We have unrivalled access to high quality expertise both in our schools and beyond. 

The Teaching School Alliance also offers a Teacher Subject Specialism Training in Physics, funded by the Department for Education to train non-Physics specialists and teachers returning the classroom to teach this shortage subject.

Skipton Girls’ High School leads a Triple Science Network aiming to increase the number of pupils taking three Sciences at GCSE through teacher workshops and further training.

Take advantage of this opportunity and apply to train with us today


Entry requirements

  • An honours degree at classification 2.2 or above (or other evidence of appropriate subject knowledge)
  • Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in Physics
  • GCSE at Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Enhanced DBS, Barred List and Child Care Disqualification checks
  • Medical check
Desirable skills and qualities
  • Passion for working with children and young people
  • Commitment to teaching as a future career
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of the training year and beyond 
  • Recent classroom experience in the UK (10 days recommended)
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Some understanding of the key issues relating to teaching and learning in their subject area/age group

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