Benefits to schools

Tailored training for PhD graduates

As career-changers, RIS participants demonstrate high levels of professionalism and are reflective and collaborative practitioners. We provide specific training through a team of experienced teachers and school leaders in order to support transition into the secondary school environment and capitalise on the skills PhD graduates have to offer.  

University Access

Placement schools receive a small-group, targeted intervention for Pupil Premium students. Uni Pathways develops students’ knowledge, skills and ambition to progress to highly-selective universities. It is based on the successful Brilliant Club model which has been shown to have a statistically significant positive impact for pupils’ likelihood to apply and progress to higher education.  

Education Research

Throughout the programme RIS training is tailored to adapt participants’ research skills to an education setting. From engaging with evidence-informed practice to conducting an education research project specific to the school’s context, participants actively contribute to curriculum and pedagogical development.  

High-quality trainees

Using The Brilliant Club’s experience of the PhD marketplace we recruit passionate subject specialists who are committed to improving outcomes for young people. RIS delivers the Department for Education’s Maths and Physics Chairs Programme, attracting talented Maths and Physics Subject experts into secondary school teaching.