Researchers in Schools (www.researchersinschools.org) is an exclusive school-based teacher training programme for researchers who want to maintain an academic profile, utilise their subject expertise and make a difference in non-selective state schools. All trainees enrolled on the programme will be given time, support and a budget to pursue academic research projects.
This two-year, salaried training programme has been designed with OFSTED-rated ‘Outstanding’ teacher training schools and research intensive universities, and will be delivered by expert practitioners. It seeks to help schools increase subject expertise, promote research and champion university access, while allowing researchers to augment their CVs and return to academia after completing the programme should they choose.
Researchers In Schools offers trainees a training scholarship of £17,000 in the first year and then full-time employment in the second year, with salaries typically beginning at £25,000 per year. Candidates who have completed a doctorate in maths, physics or engineering will also be eligible for a government supported training scholarship of £40,000 in the first year and an increased salary thereafter.
Applications are open to researchers from all subject backgrounds who will have submitted their doctoral thesis by Friday 15th August 2014. Candidates will be assessed by application form and at an assessment centre.
Early applications are strongly encouraged as assessment centres will be taking place in June.
Candidates are asked to submit an application form and CV to Dr Mary Henes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application forms and supporting materials can be downloaded at www.researchersinschools.org/researchers/apply.