United Teaching Blog

How does mentoring work on a teacher training course?

25/05/2020

The mentor-mentee relationship is a key part of our teacher training programme. But how does it work in practice?

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Teaching geography: “You have the opportunity to blow their minds”

21/05/2020

Geography trainee Alice is passionate about her subject. Now that her training year is drawing to a close, she reflects on the best features of her new career and why you should join her in...

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Training to teach during a pandemic

29/04/2020

When our trainee teachers started in September, they had no idea that they would have to adapt to a whole new way of working halfway through their training year. As well as learning and refining...

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Training to be a science teacher

02/04/2020

Teaching science is an incredibly rewarding and essential job. Our students need enthusiastic science teachers to inspire their curiosity in the world around them – from the intricate structure of...

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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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