Researchers in Schools

Researchers in Schools is a unique teacher training and development programme exclusively for those who have completed a doctorate.

Next application deadline: 23:59, 12 May 2021

What does the Researchers in Schools programme offer?

The RIS programme offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates. It is specifically designed to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.  

The programme is designed to run over two years. Participants achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in their first year and become a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in Year 2. Participants are place in non-selective, secondary schools, supported to become excellent new teachers and research leaders, and have access to research associate status at a selective university. 

Our Mission

The RIS programme is designed to ensure that trainees are well-equipped to deploy their knowledge and skills to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities in three important ways: 

  1. To increase and disseminate subject expertise
  2. To promote education research 
  3. To champion university access
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      RIS Webinars and campus events

      Webinars

      Over the coming months we will be hosting free online webinars to help applicants understand various aspects of the RIS programme, as well as offering support on completing the online application form. Please sign up using the form below:

       

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      Researchers in Schools Information Webinar
      Fri, Apr 23, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (BST)

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      Researchers in Schools Information Webinar
      Tue, Apr 27, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST)

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      Researchers in Schools Information Webinar
      Thu, May 6, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (BST)

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      Researchers in Schools Information Webinar
      Mon, May 10, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST)

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