United Teaching Blog

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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Teacher training - six months in

25/02/2019

Trainee English teacher Emma began teaching at Paddington Academy in September after a career as a university lecturer – what has changed since then?

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What scholarships are available for teacher training?

18/02/2019

Did you know that there are generous scholarships available in certain subjects for teacher training? If you have a 2:1 degree or above (or in some cases, a 2:2), you can apply for scholarships in...

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I’m not sure if I have the right qualifications to teach. Can I still apply for teacher training?

23/01/2019

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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New year – new career?

07/01/2019

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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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 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 types...

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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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