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Ogden Trust

When schools re-opened in September, Miss  Marshall, Science Lead at Our Lady & Saint Kenelm Primary School, was determined that the Phiz Lab should remain open.


Over the summer, she had devised a Phiz Lab plan to ensure the pupils and staff could still immerse themselves in science, whilst keeping safe. A new Phiz Lab timetable now means one class bubble a day can use the lab and there are some rigorous new processes to follow, but the pupils and staff have been fully on board and have absolutely risen to the challenge. 

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Who/What is the Ogden Trust? 

Established by Sir Peter Ogden in 1999, we are a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics. We do this by enabling innovative physics teaching to take place in, and collaboratively between, schools, often forging links to universities.


We support teacher CPD and address the shortage of physics teachers in the UK by funding programmes that encourage young graduates to go into teaching.

Physics as a subject has a huge importance in the world today and we must ensure that access to good quality physics education is about the ability to learn and not the ability to pay.
Cameron Ogden, Chair of The Ogden Trust


School Partnerships

The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning.

Aims of the School Partnerships programme

  • Support physics teaching - through subject specific CPD and supporting schools to improve retention.
  • Support students to develop physics identity – through collaborative partnerships, enrichment and enhancement activities, working with families and career awareness.


In primary education we aim to:

  • raise the profile of science in the primary curriculum, with the emphasis on physical processes
  • enhance teachers’ confidence in the planning, delivery and assessment of primary science (physical processes)
  • support science subject leaders in creating a sustainable network.


Miss Marshall, is the National Lead For the Ogden Trust; she is passionate about ensuring that all our children in schools across the country, have access to high quality science education & more importantly, in our own school. 

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