Join our virtual twilight event to find out more about Physics Teacher Training with NMAPS

Our virtual event will give you the opportunity to hear about training with the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) and specifically our Physics programme. There will be an opportunity to hear from current and past trainees and ask questions.

The NMAPS Physics Course, which has been developed by outstanding practitioners and in conjunction with the Institute of Physics, is an enhanced specialist training programme delivered through a growing network of hubs in England. As well as our 3-day summer residential induction course, we also hold termly national training days, bringing together all our Physics and Maths trainees from all our hubs.

Our Physics trainees benefit from a high level of Physics subject specific training days, which take place every other week, throughout their training year. The Institute of Physics also invite NMAPS Physics trainees to join their Scholars at a series of Master Classes during their training year, providing an additional element of professional development and networking.

This event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Please email enquiries@nmapscitt.org.uk to register.

SFE: It’s time for full-time undergraduate students to apply for AY 2021/22

It’s time for new full-time undergraduate students to apply for student finance. Online applications only take around 30 minutes and students need to follow three simple steps.
  1. Register online – students need to create an account.
  2. Fill in the application – they’ll need their passport, bank details and National Insurance number.
  3. Provide evidence – they’ll need to upload any evidence we ask for. If they do not, it could delay their application. Students should also ask their parents, carers or partners to give us any income details we need as soon as possible.

Students do not need a confirmed place at university or college before they apply. They can apply using their preferred choice and change their details later if they need to. The deadline for new students to apply is 21 May. Students are encouraged to apply before then to make sure they get their student finance in time for starting their course. Initial volumes to the application system may be high, and our services may be very busy for a while. Please bear this in mind when applying.

Continuing students can also now reapply by signing into their online account. They should complete their application by 25 June to ensure their funding is in place before their course starts.

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DfE ‘Find’ is now live

DfE ‘Find’ is now open and gives full details of our courses and where you can train with us.  You will be able to apply to us from Tuesday 13th October when DfE ‘Apply’ and UCAS open for applications. 

As the application process for teacher training is moving from UCAS across to DfE Apply during the course of this year, you will find many courses listed on both portals. As before, applicants can still only apply to three providers across both application platforms. You will be able to apply to the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT on both websites, but you only need to apply to us once – on one or the other, not both. 

You can find us by searching for the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT, or just with our Provider Code which is 2H8.  

NMAPS triples its numbers!

We welcomed 40 trainees to our Headington Induction this week and had a fantastic time getting to know one another. Trainees worked hard – the physicists got an introduction to Lab Safety, as well as the work of the IoP, and the mathematicians started unpicking how they will teach the subject they love.

A selection of guest speakers including Barnaby Lenon and Stephen Cook from the University of Buckingham and Behaviour Buddy, Robin Launder all added their voice to the event.  A quiz on the first evening allowed everyone to meet informally and form new friendships. Thank you to Headington School for once again making us so welcome.

Sixth NMAPS Hub opens in North London

The Camden School for Girls and Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, in Barnet, are to jointly lead the sixth NMAPS Hub.   

“We are particularly delighted to welcome these two leading girls’ state schools to our hub network and to be able to offer subject specialist Maths and Physics teacher training in North London” says Sarah Yarwood, NMAPS SCITT Director. “This new hub will complement our South London Hub, based at Dulwich College as we continue to expand our partnership in England.“

Charterhouse to lead new Guildford Hub

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Charterhouse will be leading our fifth NMAPS hub – the Guildford Hub.  We welcome them to our expanding network of hubs and are delighted that they bring with them a wealth of previous experience training Physics teachers in schools across their local area. They will be working with their existing network of partner schools to offer Maths and Physics Teacher Training in 2019-2020.        

New Hub to be led by King’s High and Warwick School

NMAPS is delighted to welcome King’s High and Warwick School as our new Hub Lead schools, covering Warwickshire and the surrounding area. Located within easy reach of local towns and cities including Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, Rugby and south-east Birmingham, Warwick is ideally placed as a training hub. King’s High and Warwick School (the oldest boys school in England) will lead on recruitment and training and will be working to grow a network of partner state schools in all these areas.