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Cate's journey: From trainee to NQT

11/03/2020

Cate had a successful career as a media executive before deciding to become a teacher. We spoke to her over the course of her training year and into her NQT year to follow her journey and see how...

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‘Believe in yourself’ is what I tell the children – it’s no different for me

03/02/2020

Stuart, a History trainee at Sheffield Park Academy, decided to train to teach after a career in the heritage sector. He tells us why he decided to do it and what he's enjoying most:

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My top tip for trainees: don’t be afraid to ask for help!

15/01/2020

Yassamin Sheel is the National SCITT Lead for United Teaching, and is based with our Northern schools. In this post, she discusses how asking for help and responding well to feedback is a...

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'My students give me life!'

16/12/2019

Hear from our trainee teachers one term into their Initial Teacher Training year - how they're getting on and their highlights so far:

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Training to teach with a scholarship

19/11/2019

 

Julie, chemistry trainee at Surbiton High School, worked in industry before deciding to become a teacher. She also successfully applied for a teacher training scholarship from the Royal Society...

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Teacher training: salaried or non-salaried?

07/11/2019

If there’s one thing you should know about postgraduate teacher training, it’s that there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to the type of course you want to do. For example, you can choose...

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Training to teach at my old school

30/10/2019

Two former students of Salford City Academy have returned to school, this time at the front of the class as trainee teachers!

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Why did you decide to teach?

27/09/2019

We asked our new trainees why they decided to become teachers. This is what they told us…

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My teacher training year

30/08/2019

About to start her NQT year, Zeynab reflects on her initial teacher training.

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Training to teach after graduation

28/05/2019

You’re coming to the end of your university course and starting to think about Life After Graduation. But the idea of a routine 9-to-5 job, sitting behind a desk and glued to your emails, sends a...

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Top tips for managing your workload as a trainee teacher

10/05/2019

Workloads can be a concern for many people considering teaching. Trainee English teacher Abbie from Manchester Academy gave us the lowdown on how her workload has evolved over the past year, and...

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What I've learnt in six months of teacher training

04/03/2019

We caught up with trainee Maths teacher Christobel to find out how she's getting on six months into her United Teaching training programme:

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