Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust

Great news for students and physics at APS: Alexandra Park School has secured a coveted position as an Ogden Trust Partner school.

Great new for students and physics at APS: Alexandra Park School has secured a coveted position as an Ogden Trust Partner school.

The Ogden Trust is a charitable organisation set up by Sir Peter Ogden in 1998, whose mission statement is:

To encourage and promote the teaching and learning of physics through the sponsorship of:

  • talented students studying physics at sixth form and undergraduate level
  • undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to become physics teachers
  • programmes and projects supporting physical science teaching in primary and secondary schools
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As a partner school, we will have access to industry experts and funding to host events and revision classes.  Some expectation is placed on us to share our experience with local schools.  The current funding stream will give us access to £30,000 to support in the training and the recruitment of physicists and the delivery of physics at our school.

The HEB Ogden Partnership

The HEB Ogden Partnership is a collaboration between several secondary schools in Haringey, Enfield and Barnet.  The schools will work together, alonside local primaries and London universities to promote Physics and the physical sciences.  APS is the hub school for the HEB partnership and takes the lead role in devolving the collaboration and providing high quality events and resources.

The Ogden Trust's missions statement

The aim of the partnership is to enhance the delivery and uptake of physics by promoting the subject within the partnership schools; encouraging collaboration between them and their primary schools and giving their teachers access to the best support and professional development available.  They aim to inspire young people to take physics further, to ensure that the resources are available to develop and nurture young scientists, and to provide expert guidance on undergraduate study and careers in physics.