We work to promote, develop and support excellent physics teaching through networks, CPD events and proven resources. We also lead on various education research projects.
Networks: teacher professional support
Online discussion forum for teachers
Have a physics teaching question? TalkPhysics is our online community for anyone involved in teaching pre-19 physics (teachers, teacher trainers, technicians and supporters are all welcome).
Affiliate your school to the IOP for printed resources every term
We offer an affiliation scheme for schools and colleges in the UK and Ireland and international schools teaching the British curriculum abroad.
Work in Initial Teacher Education (ITE)?
We support your work in the following areas: ITE policy, support for teacher trainers and TSST providers, ITE updates, recruitment advice and more.
Events and professional development
Support for prospective teachers
Our support includes advice on routes into teaching/funding, getting school experience, help for returning teachers, recruitment events, information on subject knowledge enhancement courses and more.
Book a CPD event
From day meetings to twilight workshops (and everything in between), we have a wide variety of coaching and CPD sessions available to support your continuous development as a teaching professional.
Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
Up to £3,500 for UK teachers of 11 to 19 year olds who have a physics idea to develop for other teachers. As part of the award we support recipients with links to education researchers and a network of experienced teachers.
Download teaching resources
Discover IOPSpark: our online home for over 2,000 free physics teaching resources including classroom-ready material, teaching guidance, video content and student worksheets all tried and tested by teachers.
School Grants Scheme
Schools, colleges and home school groups based in the UK and Ireland can apply for up to £600 to promote physics and engineering. Grants are for materials, transport and marketing and publicity.