We want to help you to engage your students with chemistry, to inspire them to continue their chemistry studies and to show them the importance of chemistry in our society.
And, we know that teachers who work in an environment that is supportive of their development and wellbeing are likely to be more motivated and engaging in the classroom.
That’s why we want to support you in both the classroom and the staffroom.
What is Teach Chemistry?
Teach Chemistry provides support including events, resources and discounts for teachers and technicians in secondary schools, colleges and teacher training institutions in the UK and Ireland.
Teach Chemistry aims to help you deliver inspirational chemistry teaching inside your classroom, and create a supportive and effective department at your school. Our support focuses on eight themes of good practice, four within the classroom and four within your department.
Delivering high quality chemistry education in the classroom
We want to help you to:
- feel confident in the classroom;
- feel confident providing relevant practicals;
- make chemistry relevant to your students; and
- give all of your students equal opportunities to learn.
Our free support for you in the classroom is structured around these four themes. Teach Chemistry membership includes online quizzes to bridge the knowledge gap and develop your students' practical skills; termly regional newsletters to help you hear about enrichment opportunities; local events organised by our education coordinators; and much more.
Fostering a supportive, effective department
We want to help you to:
- create a culture of open communication and collaboration;
- promote staff wellbeing;
- ensure all staff have access to development opportunities; and
- build links within and beyond the school.
To enable you to do this we have a wide range of support available to Teach Chemistry schools. Our support for departments includes a school page to help you easily share bookmarked resources with your colleagues; complimentary Royal Society of Chemistry membership for one member of staff to provide access to member only wellbeing events and career advice; 50% off our professional development courses; and the chance to apply for up to £600 (€690) to organise your own event for local teachers or technicians.
Who can sign up?
Anyone who works at a secondary school, college or teacher training institution in the UK and Ireland can sign up to Teach Chemistry. There's no limit to the number of people from the same place who can sign up, so if your school is already registered then you can also register to join your colleagues on their Teach Chemistry account.
How do I sign up?
Registering is quick and easy, you’ll just need to provide us with a few details about you and your school. We'll then check these details, and send you a message as soon as your account is validated for Teach Chemistry. While you're waiting, you'll be able to use resources and read articles from Education in Chemistry. Once your account is validated for Teach Chemistry, you’ll have access to all the free support we offer.
If you’re the first person at your school to register you’ll become your school’s lead contact. The lead contact at your school can manage who else has access to your school’s Teach Chemistry account. They can use Teach Chemistry to share resources and ideas within your whole department, adding new colleagues to your account as they join and removing old colleagues as they leave.
Register for Teach Chemistry
How much does Teach Chemistry cost?
There's no charge for Teach Chemistry membership for your school or college.