You will use your highly sought-after subject knowledge and understanding of higher education to help more young people from underrepresented backgrounds progress to university. As part of our three-year programme, you’ll receive:
Researchers in Schools participants can teach in any of the following EBacc subjects, but we are particularly interested in hearing from potential maths and physics teachers:
You can find out more about our participants’ projects, experiences and impact on the programme in the sections below.
Alex joined the programme as a member of our 2018 cohort. He completed his PhD in Pure Maths at the University of Manchester and now works as a Maths teacher at Essa Academy in Bolton.
Alex has covered advanced topics which pupils generally struggle with, including transformations of graphs, trigonometric graphs, and proofs. He ran 8 classes for a specifically targeted 8-10 pupils. Alex also organised and ran the national UKMT intermediate and junior Mathematics challenges. His Uni Pathways project focused on how Google Maps plans routes.
Paulina completed her PhD in Science Education at Kings College London and and now works as a teacher of Biology at Debden Park High School in Essex.
Using her links to the academic world, Paulina has created the “Skype a Scientist” sessions. Once a term, a Skype call has been set up in order to present people of different backgrounds and at different stages in their careers so that students realise that the scientific community is diverse, and allows them to consider this as a path for themselves in the future.
You can read about more on our participants, their backgrounds and how they have added value to their school in our series of case study documents.
You can access these case studies by clicking on the buttons below.
“The initial attraction was that it is a bespoke programme for PhD graduates - it felt like the programme was designed for me, compared to a PGCE or another route into teaching... I want to influence the way maths is taught in schools and influence my colleagues with evidence-informed teaching strategies. When I broke it down, RIS was the only route for me.”
We recommend you explore the website to find out more about the various aspects of the programme.
To keep up to date with applications for 2021, you can fill out our brief registration of interest form below.
If you have questions about starting an application, or you’re not sure if the programme is for you, you can view a list of frequently asked questions here.
If you’re unsure how our eligibility criteria apply to you, or you have any other questions, you can email us or call us on 0208 194 1629.