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The Ogden Trust
“Established by Sir Peter Ogden in 1999, we are a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics. We do this by enabling innovative physics teaching to take place in, and collaboratively between, schools, often forging links to universities and other organisations. We address the shortage of physics teachers in the UK by funding programmes that encourage young graduates to go into teaching and by supporting teacher professional development in an effort to enhance retention.”
The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics post-16 by supporting physics education and engagement for all young people (4-18), particularly those in under-represented groups. Our programmes fall into three categories:
- School Partnerships: we support groups of primary and secondary schools to work together over 5 years to improve physics in their schools, with funding for enrichment, professional development, guidance and support.
- Career-long support for teachers of physics: we offer a range of fully funded professional development activities for all teachers of physics, primary and secondary, specialist or non-specialist. This includes support for early career teachers, blended-learning modules for non-specialists and opportunities to pursue projects outside the curriculum.
- Opportunities for all: we work with universities, employers and community groups to support physics outside the classroom.