North West

Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria

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.






Making Waves

Upton Hall School, FCJ
CH49 6LJ

29 March 2017
1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Teaching waves can be challenging. This session will focus on modelling with waves, with an emphasis on successful practical activities both for mechanical waves and light. Moreover, we will look at the associated GCSE required practical activity.
This session is open to all teachers of science but would appeal to teachers teaching outside their specialism and early career teachers.

Science Ambassador Training – Manchester

Manchester University – Schuster Building
M13 9PL

21 April 2017
9.30am - 3pm

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A full day of training for 8 to 10 Year 8/9 students per school with IOP experts, local mentors and STEM ambassadors.
This includes:

– Team building activities;
– Practical activities and confidence building;
– Presentation skills training;
– Group presentations and feedback;
– A set of teaching resources to use with your science ambassador group, including information on problem solving and gender stereotypes.

Your regional team

Alison Taylor

Higher Education Liaison Officer

01612 472 978

Brendan Ickringill

TLC Team Leader

0785 031 2419

Graham Perrin

TLC Deputy Team Leader

07540 203 720

Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)

Diana Farley

07720 084 416

Darren Forbes

07525 631 496

Brendan Ickringill

07850 312 419

School-based Physics Coach and Lead School

Brendan Ickringill, Bolton School Girls' Division

Physics Network Coordinators

Gender Balance Officers

Claire Aspinall






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