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Future Teaching Scholars National Conference

22 September 2016

The first Future Teaching Scholars National Conference took place in Nottingham on 15 and 16 September at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

The Future Teaching Scholars programme provides a new route into teaching maths and physics for high performing A level students going on to university. The Programme is a new initiative from the Department for Education, delivered by Education Development Trust.

A level students who were successful in both their results [grade B or above in maths and/or physics, or in an equivalent qualification, such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma] and in the applications process for this prestigious programme had their first 'live' opportunity to mingle with their fellow scholars at the conference.

One scholar commented: “It was a 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.

At the conference scholars got to know their Regional Training Centre representatives, and had a chance to meet and question leading STEM experts from across the country.

We wish them all the very best as they take their 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 online postings.

Those wishing to become Future Teaching Scholars in 2017/18 can now go to the registration website to start the application process. Please visit [this will open in a new window].