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Stimulating Physics Network

The Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) is a school-led network of 50 lead schools and over 350 partner schools. To register your interest in becoming an SPN partner school, and find out if your school is eligible, please email 

The main objective of the SPN is to provide a world leading education in physics to all young people by improving teaching and reinvigorating physics in schools, while aiming to increase participation and attainment across the subject, particularly for girls and other under-represented groups.

The network provides CPD, mentoring and coaching for physics departments and individuals developed in collaboration with dedicated physics experts, including serving physics teachers and accredited professionals, which aims to enhance subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding to enable better impact in the classroom. There is no cost to schools who wish to become a partner school.

As a partner school, you will be assigned a dedicated school-based physics coach from within your locality. Together you will identify your needs, the needs of your department and agree a targeted programme of support that will address many of the barriers to a comprehensive physics education.   

Your coach will plan up to six sessions each year of CPD within the department and will signpost to other provision as appropriate.

Please see the SPN website for further details where there is an Expression of Interest form