17 September 2016
The first Future Teaching Scholars National Conference took place in Nottingham on 15-16 September, welcoming the first cohort from the UK and overseas.
The Future Teaching Scholars programme provides a new route into teaching maths and physics for high performing students going on to university. The Programme is a new initiative from the Department for Education, delivered by Education Development Trust.
Students who were successful in both their exam results and in the application process for this prestigious Programme had their first opportunity to mingle with fellow scholars at the conference, one of them commented “It was an great event overall, and I loved meeting others in the same situation and to learn skills which can be used later in my career as a teacher”.
From those first nervous days at the start of their university career, to their first experience of working in the classroom, scholars will have the guidance, training and support from their dedicated regional training centre representatives – in total over a six-year period.
The conference gave scholars from around the world an opportunity to get to know their Regional Training Centre representatives, a chance to meet and question leading STEM experts from across the country, welcome videos from famous mathematicians and physists, and a chance to meet other scholars. A delegate reflected on their experience of the event; “I loved the conference and found it incredibly inspiring to get to know other people on the Programme”.
We wish them all the very best as they take these first steps to becoming highly valued maths and physics teachers and look forward to providing updates on their progress and hearing from them directly in future updates.
To find out more about joining Future Teaching Scholars in 2017/18 visit the website homepage.