We believe that all children have the right to world-class chemistry education.

Alison Maguire, Stephen Perse Foundation.

Why teach chemistry?

If you’re passionate about chemistry and inspiring the next generation then we would love to help you on your way to becoming an inspirational chemistry teacher. One way that we are doing that is awarding £28,000 tax-free funding to talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England.

Teaching is an exciting, challenging and hugely rewarding career. No two days will ever be the same, but every day you’ll be sharing your passion for science and making a real difference to children and young people. It won’t always be easy, your patience and determination will both be tested, but if you become one of our scholars then we will support you through your training and beyond, with a range of fantastic benefits, as you grow into the excellent teacher we believe you can become.

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Marina Mavrou, Kensington Aldridge Academy.

What motivates our scholars?

"Not every lesson is easy, and some days are really hard, but just about everyday someone (a pupil or other member of staff) will say write say or do something that makes you want to come back for more. Then there are the days when the jigsaw fits into place and a pupil marvels at the magic of chemistry, "I'd always wondered why..." or "Wow, that's amazing...", "So that's why... I had always wondered...", or a pupil is desperate to tell about something interesting they saw the other day because it relates to ca lesson last term.. I can't think of a better motivation to go out to work." - Alison

“When you get the lowest attaining students, who don’t really want to be there, when you enthuse them and you get them actually interested in what they’re doing so they’re sat completely silently working on something, because they’re engaged.” - Luke

"The satisfaction in seeing a young student progressing and feeling confident is what makes my job so rewarding." - Marina

Royal Society of Chemistry – About us

With more than 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

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Victoria Speed - Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarship

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