Are you in a school that is introducing physics as a leaving cert subject for the first time? Or are you a teacher who finds themselves teaching a physics class after a gap of many years and struggling to get started? Have you been tasked with stocking up a lab and you're wondering how to even get started?
These are amongst the many reasons why schools apply to the PDST School Support programme. If the application is approved, A PDST rep can travel to your school and sit down with you to try to find a way through whatever difficulties you face. Nothing can magically make a difficult and challenging situation entirely easy, but the opportunity to talk the problems through and to draw on the experience of others can only help.
If you're interested. have a look at the application process here:
But also take note of the following points as listed on the PDST website:
Please note that schools can submit one application for general school support
Application must be approved by the School Principal.
Schools are invited to select up to three areas for support on this application.
Once your application is submitted you will receive an email receipt (to the email address detailed on the school profile).
A PDST advisor will then make contact with you to arrange the support.
Resources are limited, and not every request can be accepted.