Nicole Morgan, Director of Education and Professional Practice, says: "A great chemistry education is a gateway to a host of inspirational careers, which is why we are passionate about encouraging people to become chemistry teachers."
"Excellent chemistry teachers come from a range of backgrounds, so don’t be put off if it’s a while since you graduated university, or if you are not confident with your subject knowledge. There are a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses available, which could help you to refresh your chemistry knowledge before starting teacher training."
Kristen Gringeri took up a teacher training scholarship with the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013. She says: "Aside from the money, one of the most attractive aspects of the scholarship was having a mentor – someone outside of school that I could speak to. The Royal Society of Chemistry sets you up with them and it’s great to talk to someone about science and chemistry specifically."
"Being with the RSC was really helpful throughout my PGCE year. They gave me a set of books, which sounds trivial but I use those books even now. You can teach anything with a good set of books. Now that I teach A-level I still use the RSC’s online resources – especially the Starter for Ten series and the interactive periodic table."