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Researchers in Schools

Updated: November, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About Researchers in Schools

Researchers in Schools offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates, specifically designed to utilize their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities. The RIS Programme is delivered by the Brilliant Club, an award-winning charity that works to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds that progress to highly selective universities.

Following our initial summer training course in August, we offer a structured, three-year programme of training and development. You’ll qualify as at teacher at the end of Year 1, and throughout the programme you’ll work towards our Research Leader in Education Award. This award will support you to develop your leadership skills and, through adapting your research skill set to teaching, enable you to create and deliver impactful classroom interventions.

We are looking for PhD researchers with the potential to become great teachers. In particular, we look for candidates with a commitment to the aims of our programme and a clear, demonstrable desire to begin a worthwhile and rewarding career in teaching.You must have submitted, or be on course to submit, your thesis and complete your viva by 1 August 2021. All candidates must hold a PhD in the subject that they intend to teach and a minimum of a C/4 grade or equivalent at GCSE maths and English, or be prepared to sit an equivalency test.

Work sectors

teaching and education


UK wide

Contact details

0208 194 1629
17th Floor
Millbank Tower
21–24 Millbank

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