Register your interest in our 2019 programme today
Applications are now closed for the 2018 cohort. You can register your interest in the 2019 programme by clicking the button below!
You can find out more about gaining school experience from September by visiting our Getting School Experience page. Spending time in a school can provide valuable insight and could greatly improve your application.
Researchers in Schools is a unique teacher training and development programme designed for PhD researchers
The RIS Programme offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates. It is specifically designed to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities.
The programme is designed to run over three years, with participants achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in their first year and completing their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year in year two. Participants are supported to become excellent new teachers and research leaders, and have access to research associate status at a selective university. Read our latest annual report here or read out case studies.
The RIS Programme is designed to ensure that trainees are well equipped to deploy their knowledge and skills to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities in three important ways:
To champion university access
To increase subject expertise
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“Researchers in Schools is uniquely placed to address some of the most pressing issues in British schools."
Minister of State for School Standards
The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP