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How to Impress at Your Teacher Training Interview


Your teacher training interview is an exciting and important step. If you do well, you can successfully receive a place on a teacher training programme.

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Why teach?


Remember your favourite teacher from school? The one who supported you, inspired you, and made your lessons worth looking forward to?

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PGCE and QTS - What's the Difference?


Researching teacher training can feel like navigating a minefield of acronyms. SCITT, DfE, NQT, SKE, DBST – it can be a lot to take in!

You don’t need to know what they all mean before applying, but...

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Training to Teach with a Young Family


United Teaching graduate and Art and Design Teacher Banan spoke to us about her unique journey into teaching, and her experience of training to teach whilst having a young family.

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National Recognition for United Teaching Graduates


United Teaching graduates Hal Rabey and Poppy Thomas have both won awards at United Learning’s annual Best in Everyone Awards. The event sees staff and students across the country recognised for...

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Training to Teach with a Chemistry Scholarship


We spoke to United Teaching graduate and Chemistry teacher Elizabeth about her training experience and the benefits of training with a Chemistry teacher training scholarship.

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Training to Teach with a Maths Scholarship


We caught up with United Teaching graduate and Maths Scholar Matt about his training experience and how he benefitted from receiving a Maths teacher training scholarship.

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How to Write a Compelling Teacher Training Personal Statement


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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Six Tips for a Successful Teacher Training Application


Teacher training providers review your application in detail. They use it to get a sense of you as a person, your work history, and your qualifications. It’s therefore crucial to ensure you’re...

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Four 'Outstanding' Reasons to Choose United Teaching


We are delighted to announce that Ofsted have judged United Teaching to be an Outstanding teacher training provider! Inspectors confirmed that United Teaching “offers the highest quality of education...

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Q & A: Practising Ramadan as a Teacher


To mark and celebrate the month of Ramadan, we spoke with Zeynab and Ikram, United Teaching graduates and teachers at the Totteridge Academy, who shared their individual experiences of training to...

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British Science Week: STEM Is For Everyone


We spoke with Rachel White, STEM Lead at Irlam and Cadishead Academy, about her experience as a science teacher and the importance of celebrating British Science Week.

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