We run I’m a Scientist 3 times each year – March, June & November. The March events are always busy and popular with teachers. It coincides with National Science & Engineering Week and the timing fits in well with schemes of work.
Thanks to more funding we’ve added 2 more themed zones – a Digital Zone and a Food Science Zone (more on these later this week in another post).
Despite these zones creating 50 extra class places we weren’t prepared for just how oversubscribed we would be this time round.
11 zones with 25 classes in each zone gives 275 class spaces up for grabs. 142 teachers asked for 374 classes between them. Making the event oversubscribed by 36%.
So, how have we allocated classes?
- Give as many teachers as possible places, ie give fewer classes to more teachers
- Cap the number of classes per teacher at 5
- Try and give teachers a zone of their choice, if possible
- Limit the number of classes per Primary School at 1, as the event is primarily developed for Secondary students
- Limit the number of classes for teachers who’ve been given places in the past, but not used them
- For the first time we’re not giving places to International Schools abroad
Get on the waiting list
Some teachers will drop out before the event, so we’ll give their classes out to those on the waiting list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with how many classes you’d like and we’ll let you know if we can fit you in.