Exclusive: Leading private girls' schools to share physics teachers with state sector

Independent girls’ schools want to help fix 'leaky pipeline' of female scientists.

 

Independent girls’ schools want to help produce more female scientists by offering up their physics teachers to help state schools struggling with staff shortages.

 

Nearly a third of the members of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), which represents 148 leading UK private schools, have already signed up to a project to help provide high-quality physics teaching at A level.

 

It follows widespread concern about the significant lack of girls choosing to study physics at school and university, and then taking up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem).

 

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