United Teaching Blog

My teaching career so far: Martin Oldfield

08/11/2018

We caught up with Martin Oldfield, Director of Curriculum at William Hulme’s Grammar School in Manchester, to learn how his career progressed from trainee to senior leader.

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PGCE and QTS - what's the difference?

05/11/2018

Researching teacher training can feel like a navigating a minefield of acronyms – SCITT, DfE, NQT, SKE, DBS, etc., etc.! Two acronyms you’ll often come across are PGCE and QTS, which are both...

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"There have been a few surprises..."

02/11/2018

Trainee English teacher Cate was used to long hours and short deadlines from her former career in the media. So how did teaching line up with her expectations?

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Jenna's first half term as a trainee teacher

31/10/2018

We caught up with former physiotherapist, Jenna, who is now training as a Biology teacher at Glenmoor and Winton Academies. What have been the highs and lows of her first half term?

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"Teaching has surpassed my expectations."

29/10/2018

We spoke to Emma Hayward, a trainee English teacher at Paddington Academy. With a couple of months' teacher training under her belt, how is she finding it so far?

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Why choose United Teaching - with Frank McCarron

25/10/2018

Frank McCarron, executive principal of Stockport Academy, Manchester Academy and William Hulme's Grammar School, tells us what sets United Teaching trainees apart.

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From Cars to the Classroom: Why I changed my career to teaching

18/10/2018

Meet Yvonne Ellis – a former regional manager for a car rental company, she is now Assistant Principal at Kettering Buccleuch Academy with responsibility for teacher training, NQTs and CPD across...

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Meet Christobel

16/10/2018

We caught up with Christobel, one of our Maths trainees at Manchester Academy, to find out how she's getting on:

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Applications are now open!

01/10/2018

We just wanted to let you know that our applications are now open!

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Useful advice from the Summer Institute

18/09/2018

We asked our trainees about the most useful thing they learnt at the Summer Institute, our 2-week course that all trainees take part in before the start of the academic year.

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Meet our new trainees

29/08/2018

Find out how our new trainees are getting on at our 2-week summer training before the start of the academic year.

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My year as a United Teaching trainee

08/08/2018

Preparing to start her NQT year, Georgina reflects on her time as a trainee teacher at The Hurlingham Academy:

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