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NMAPS - Train to Teach

Train to Teach Maths and Physics with NMAPS and the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

Warwick Independent Schools Foundation is delighted to announce that is has been selected to lead the Warwick regional hub for the National Maths and Physics School Centred Initial Teacher Training (NMAPS) programme in recognition of the outstanding quality of the teaching at both of our schools. NMAPS offers unparalleled high quality teacher training, led by Mathematics and Physics experts from the best schools nationally, in a unique collaboration between the state and independent sectors, and in partnership with subject associations such as The Mathematical Association and the Institute of Physics.

About the Scheme

  • Trainees will undertake placements in two complementary schools, spending four days each week in school.
  • The fifth day will be spent at King’s High and Warwick School where trainees will receive unique subject specific and pedagogical training.
  • By receiving training from outstanding current practitioners from the two schools, with the support of the Mathematics Association and the Institute of Physics, you will be trained in superb educational settings that provide the necessary support and understanding for becoming a successful Maths or Physics teacher.
  • Training will be entirely school based led by current practitioners who are expert maths and physics teachers. It will lead to the award of QTS and a PGCE accredited by Buckingham University.

Do I qualify?

King’s High welcomes applications from individuals who would like to teach whilst training for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We run a comprehensive programme for dedicated graduates who are passionate about their subject.

  • A first or second class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject is required (should be at least 50% of the subject you wish to teach) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard form a recognised Higher Education Institution (verified through NARIC).
  • Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the requirements outlined above, may be admitted if they can demonstrate an appropriate academic background and experience in the relevant field, please contact us for advice.

Whether your ultimate aim is to teach in an independent or state school, training to teach at King’s will provide an outstanding start to your teaching career.

We always welcome enquiries from potential applicants and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to see the school in action ahead of an application.

For further information please contact: Rosemary Chapman:


Useful links

NMAPS website

NMAPS entry criteria

About the Schools

Both schools have a strong tradition in the teaching of Mathematics and Physics with large A level cohorts, and substantial numbers of boys and girls reading physical sciences, engineering and mathematical subjects at university each year. Across the two schools there are 10 full time equivalent teachers of Physics and 18 of Mathematics. All are subject experts, sharing a passion for their subject, and a desire to see each pupil fulfil their potential.