Link & Lead Schools

The Stimulating Physics Network works with Link and Lead Schools to build the capacity for high-quality CPD within local networks.


We do this in three ways:


Link Schools
Link Schools

A Teaching and Learning Coach works directly with a Link School to develop a programme of external CPD for local networks.

Lead School
Lead Schools

A Lead School teacher acts as a School-based Physics Coach for 1 day a week, working with 5-10 Partner Schools.

Link School And Advisor
Link Schools with Advisers

A Link School teacher acts as a Link School Adviser, developing a programme of external CPD for local networks.


Link and Lead Schools receive funding, support, and guidance to:


  • Become leading providers of no-cost physics CPD and support for local teachers.
  • Build the capacity of their own teachers to lead effective coaching and CPD.
  • Embed the expertise of our Teaching and Learning Coaches within local networks.

Read more about the evolution of the Link and Lead School model.

A word from our teachers:


"Work done with KS2 teachers had raised the profile of the school in local primaries’ eyes and had positive results in pupil recruitment; and the work of the dept. in providing CPD to colleagues from other schools made the school a more attractive place to work for specialist physics teachers and so helped with retention and recruitment issues."

Catherine Bickley, Link School Adviser at Bohunt School, Hampshire



Join us

We are actively recruiting schools for our network across England and Wales.

To find out if your school is eligible to join the Stimulating Physics Network as Link or Lead School, make an expression of interest.

Or to speak to someone in person, contact us.