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Training to teach chemistry

01/12/2021

United Teaching graduate Lucy trained as a chemistry teacher at Paddington Academy and is now a Head of Department at the school. She tells us more about her teaching journey so far:

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Top tips for your teacher training application

04/11/2021

What makes a great teacher training application? You might think that it’s all about the personal statement, but that’s just one part of it. Teacher training providers use your application to get...

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Writing your personal statement for teacher training

20/04/2021

Writing a personal statement for a teacher training application can be daunting, especially if it’s been a few years since you’ve had to write something like this. Whether you’re applying through...

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Training to teach with a PhD

15/02/2021

We spoke to Seren, who is training to teach maths with us through the Researchers in Schools programme. The scheme enables trainees with doctorates to inspire their students about university study...

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Advice for primary applicants

19/10/2020

Primary teaching is one of the most popular teacher training courses, and as a result, competition for training places can be fierce. We spoke to our Primary Lead Seamus Gibbons and primary...

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How to apply to United Teaching

01/09/2020

Applications for September 2021 are opening in NOW OPEN! We’re so excited to start recruiting a brand-new cohort of trainee teachers. We’ve put together this quick guide to help you through the...

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Do you have the right qualifications for teacher training?

13/07/2020

The requirements for teacher training in England often vary between providers, which can be confusing if you’re trying to work out if you’re eligible or not. The first thing to clarify is the...

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Switching careers to teaching

03/07/2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a career that makes a meaningful difference to thousands of lives? Or perhaps you’re after a challenge, a job which pushes you to grow and...

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You Could Have Told Me! What I wish I knew when I started teaching

01/07/2020

Steve Adcock, Deputy Director of Secondary Academies at United Learning, tells us what he wishes he knew at the start of his teaching career:

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Teacher training: why take the bursary route?

29/06/2020

Deciding on teacher training courses can be confusing when there are so many routes available. The decision on whether to apply for a salaried place and earn an unqualified teacher’s salary, or a...

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Why I chose United Teaching

17/06/2020

We caught up with Christobel back in 2018, when she was completing her trainee year as a maths teacher at Manchester Academy. Here's what she said:

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Training to teach after Sixth Form

09/06/2020

United Teaching maths trainee Corin came to the course through Future Teaching Scholars, a six-year teacher training programme for physics and maths, taking you from your first year of university...

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