United Teaching Blog

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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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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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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