London & East

London, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk

Our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. You can also contact your local Physics Network Coordinator to request a workshop on a topic of your choice, or to host a regional session.

EVENTS

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

DETAILS

St George’s College, Weybridge, KT15 2QS

21 November 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

This workshop will include hands-on activities and demos to make the electromagnetic spectrum come alive. Don’t miss:

– Testing suncreams using tonic water – how true is the factor on the label?
– Making spectrometers from old CDs
– Demonstrate radio interference using a motor, and other unlikely materials
– Produce a class set of R/G/B colour mixing lights WITHOUT breaking the bank

The session will last for approximately an hour and a half.

County Upper School, IP32 6RF

28 November 2017
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

What can we do to help KS3 and KS4 students to remember the equations required by the Physics GCSE, and to be comfortable in rearranging them?

This workshop is aimed at KS3 and KS4 physics teachers and will provide them with teaching ideas to prepare our students for the new GCSEs.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, TN4 9XB

29 November 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Discover a series of interesting and counter-intuitive demonstrations to get your students thinking.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, TN4 9XB

7 February 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Discover a series of practicals and demonstrations that I have found useful in my teaching – alternative approaches to standard practicals or demos.

St. Anselm’s Catholic School, CT1 3EN

3 March 2018
9:15 am - 4:15 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

A brand new Regional Physics Day in Canterbury! All are welcome to this full – and FREE – day of training and workshops for all teachers of physics (whether a specialist or not) and trainees.

Workshops will address subject knowledge and include hands-on practicals on a wide range of physics topics from KS3, 4 and 5, plus a chance to network with colleagues from across the region. When booking opens you will be able to choose workshops and build your own programme for the day. Whilst the programme will be primarily designed with teachers in mind, technicians may benefit from the more practical workshops.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, TN4 9XB

14 March 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Come to this workshop to make and take away probably the best cloud chamber you’ll ever see!

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, TN4 9XB

9 May 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This is one of the most popular workshops – make and take a launcher for paper ‘rocket’ projectiles, allowing a dynamic approach to teaching motion, forces, projectiles and so on.

Homerton College, Cambridge
CB1 8NN

30 July - 2 August 2018
(Residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Registrations are open for the 2018 First Year Cambridge Summer School.

Our First Year programme covers core topics such as electricity, energy and forces. You’ll be exposed to a range of ideas and resources to address teaching issues, such as gender balance in the classroom.

This Summer School is for teachers at Stimulating Physics Network schools whose specialism is not physics.

As we’re funded by the DfE, these courses are at no cost to you. We provide meals, accommodation – and reimburse reasonable travel costs.

At this point, the Summer School is open to teachers whose specialism is not physics from SPN partner schools ONLY . If you sign up and your school is NOT an SPN partner, your application will be rejected and you will be automatically added to our waiting list. We will contact you back in February if places become available.

All participants are expected to attend the Summer School for its whole duration.

Homerton College, Cambridge
CB1 8NN

30 July - 2 August 2018
(Residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Registrations are open for the 2018 Third Year Cambridge Summer School.

This third year course will deepen your understanding of physics, helping you to see some of the unifying concepts and broadening the range of applications and examples you can use in teaching. Your teaching will be enhanced with increased confidence in your practical, mathematical and theoretical skills. Specifically you will learn: Why electric circuits don’t actually do what you’d expect from GCSE physics; How Newton’s laws can be used in a range of much wider contexts; The unifying concepts of electromagnetism …and many other exciting and interesting concepts!

This Summer School is for teachers at Stimulating Physics Network schools whose specialism is not physics.

At this point, the Summer School is open to teachers whose specialism is not physics from SPN partner schools ONLY . If you sign up and your school is NOT an SPN partner, your application will be rejected and you will be automatically added to our waiting list. We will contact you back in February if places become available.

All participants are expected to attend the Summer School for its whole duration.

Your regional team


Jayne Foster

Higher Education Liaison Officer

j.foster3@herts.ac.uk

07581 196 872

Alan Baugh

TLC Team Leader

alan.baugh@iop.org

07850 311 121


Teaching and Learning Coaches

Christina Astin

christina.astin@iop.org

07525 631 488

Robert Birke

robert.birke@iop.org

07850 311 911

Gerard Hallows

gerard.hallows@iop.org

07720 084 421

Liz Hutchins

elizabeth.hutchins@iop.org

07850 311 222

Stephen Long

stephen.long@iop.org

07720 497 821

Sharron Mackenzie

sharron.mackenzie@iop.org

07525 631 490

John Parsons

john.parsons@iop.org

07525 631 475

Niloufar wijetunge

niloufar.wijetunge@iop.org

07917 405 134

Eleanor Wylie

eleanor.wylie@iop.org

07920 058 915

School-based Physics Coaches (Lead Schools)

Roger Rande, Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

rrande@bsecus.org

Tim Bold, Arthur Mellows Village College

tbold@arthurmellows.org

Simon Poliakoff, Dame Alice Owen's School

POLIAKOFFS@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

David Green, Kesgrave High School

dgreen@kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk

Link+ School

John Phelps, Townley Grammar School

jphelps1.303@townleygrammar.org.uk

Physics Network Coordinators

Nikki Ellis

n.j.ellis@kent.ac.uk

Ally Davies

ally.davies@jynxy.net

Darrell Hamilton

dahp.twggs@googlemail.com

Liz Nourshargh

LizN@physics.org

Niloufar Wijetunge

niloufar@wijetunge.com

 

 

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