About Researchers in Schools
The Maths and Physics Chairs Programme
The Maths and Physics Chairs programme is a government supported initiative that seeks to increase the supply of maths and physics teachers with high-level subject expertise in non-selective state schools. The Chairs Programme was launched through Researchers in Schools in May 2014 and works to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers to train and teach in non-selective state schools.
- The Maths and Physics Chairs Programme specifically aims to recruit postdoctoral trainees – known as Chairs – to train and teach from September 2018, where individuals work to share their subject expertise and inspire the next generation of mathematicians and physicists
- The long-term aim of the programme is to fuel the pipeline of 16-18 year olds progressing to study at A-level and then university and/or into employment in sectors.
- Beyond this, the programme also works to disseminate the subject knowledge, resources and expertise of Chairs to schools and pupils across the education sector.
- Maths and Physics Chairs recieve a significant salary uplift in years one and two, funded by the Department for Education
The Brilliant Club is the delivery provider of the Maths and Physics Chairs programme. Every candidate who secures a place as a maths or physics trainee on the RIS programme will automatically be eligible for the salary uplift and associated benefits. Candidates wanting to become a chair must apply through the normal RIS application process.
The Chairs programme is a government-supported initiative, through the Department of Education, that seeks to increase the supply of teachers in shortage areas with high-level subject expertise in non-selective state schools. Mathematics, Physics and Engineering subject specialists who train to be teachers in Maths or Physics will be eligible for a salary uplift in years one and two of the RIS programme. For more information, please see the salary section of our brochure.
- The Shortage Subject Salary Uplift specifically aims to recruit trainees in maths and physics to train and teach. These individuals will inject their subject expertise into the schools they work with.
- The long-term aim of the programme is to fuel the pipeline of 16-18 year olds progressing to study these subjects at post-16 level and on to university and/or into employment in sectors requiring these skills.
- Through this programme, each trainee in a relevant subject may command a significant salary uplift the details of which can be found in our researchers brochure.
- The Salary uplift is available for years one and two of the programme for the 2018 cohort.
Every candidate who secures a place as a trainee on the RIS programme maths and physics is eligible for the salary uplift and associated benefits. Candidates wanting to apply for the SU programme must apply through the normal RIS application process and we will update you on your eligibility for the uplift.