The Teachers of Physics awards celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools. Nominations close on Friday 23 April .
Teachers contribute an enormous amount to society, and the Institute of Physics want to give them the recognition they deserve. These awards honour teachers alongside distinguished research scientists and industrialists, recognising that without dedicated teachers there would be no physics research community or technological base in society.
Winners will receive a prize of £1,000, an engraved glass paperweight and a certificate.
There is a common application system for all teachers in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales but judging of the awards will take place using separate national panels.
Who Is Eligible?
Teachers must be employed in a school or college in the UK or Ireland either part-time or full-time and have taught for a least three years.
Teachers, nominators and referees cannot be members of the IOP’s council, employees of the IOP, under contract to the IOP or a member of the award’s judging panel.
Nominators cannot act as referees.
How To Make a Nomination
Nomination can be made on behalf of oneself or on behalf of someone else. They can come from a variety of sources, including parents and students (past or present), head teachers, colleagues, governors, advisers, and Institute branch representatives. Pupils are advised to seek the support of a staff member to gather all the necessary information and references.
Nominators will need to submit:
their details and details of the nominee.
a citation that highlights the nominee’s excellence in five areas (see below). It is expected that candidates would typically excel in three out of the five areas, but all five will be scored.
contact details for two referees, one of whom should be a senior colleague in the school. Please obtain permission from the referees in advance.