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Durham University

Science Outreach and Engagement

Ogden Partnerships

Ogden Schools’ Partnerships in the North East

The Ogden Trust supports partnerships of schools working together to enhance physics teaching and learning, enriching young people’s physics identity.

Primary partnerships aim to raise the profile of science in the curriculum; enhance teachers’ confidence in science; and create sustainable, supportive networks.

Secondary partnerships aim to support physics teaching and increase the numbers of students taking physics at GCSE and beyond.

In the North East, we currently have several primary and secondary partnerships. The partnerships work with many different organisations, running a huge variety of programmes and events including Science Ambassador programmes for KS1 to 3; subject-specific CPD; competitions and multi-school festivals of physics.

For more information, contact Lorraine (Ogden Regional Representative NE) whose details can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Click here for further details about Ogden Schools’ Partnerships.


First North East ‘Phiz Lab’ is officially launched

A specialist classroom designed to nurture pupil-led scientific investigation across six primary schools has officially opened.

The facility, based at Chilton Academy, Chilton, County Durham, is the first Ogden Trust ‘Phiz Lab’ in North East England. Phiz Labs are dedicated science teaching spaces shared between several schools, aimed at promoting pupil-led scientific experiment and helping schools work together. The new facility will be used by the Ogden Trust Primary Partnership schools: Chilton Academy, Cleves Cross Primary, Dean Bank Primary, Ferryhill Station Primary, West Cornforth Primary and Broom Cottages Primary.

The North East Ogden Primary Partnerships are managed by Dr Lorraine Coghill our Ogden Science Outreach Coordinator.

The launch of the Lab was featured in the Northern Echo and was front page news in the Ferryhill and Chilton Chapter.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Lorraine Coghill
Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42288