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Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North becomes Stimulating Physics Designated Lead School

Sir Jonathan North Community College has been designated as a Stimulating Physics Lead School.

Sir Jonathan North Community College has been designated as a Stimulating Physics Lead School.

The Stimulating Physics Network is a Department for Education funded project which works on offering professional development opportunities to teachers to increase the number of students taking A Level Physics with a particular focus on increasing the uptake of girls.

A teacher from Sir Jonathan North will be seconded to the Institute of Physics (IOP) and act as a School-based Physics Coach (SPC) for one day a week. With IOP support, Sir Jonathan North will identify and partner a group of 10 local schools and provide training workshops, networking opportunities and other activities to champion the teaching of Physics.

Lead school status has been proven to have a positive impact on both student outcomes and teacher recruitment in what is a shortage subject nationally.

We are very excited to be part of a project that encourages local students but particularly our girls to study Physics at post 16 and beyond.

 

Alison Merrills

Principal