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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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Jenna's first half term as a trainee teacher

31/10/2018

We caught up with former physiotherapist, Jenna, who is now training as a Biology teacher at Glenmoor and Winton Academies. What have been the highs and lows of her first half term?

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"Teaching has surpassed my expectations."

29/10/2018

We spoke to Emma Hayward, a trainee English teacher at Paddington Academy. With a couple of months' teacher training under her belt, how is she finding it so far?

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Why choose United Teaching - with Frank McCarron

25/10/2018

Frank McCarron, executive principal of Stockport Academy, Manchester Academy and William Hulme's Grammar School, tells us what sets United Teaching trainees apart.

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From Cars to the Classroom: Why I changed my career to teaching

18/10/2018

Meet Yvonne Ellis – a former regional manager for a car rental company, she is now Assistant Principal at Kettering Buccleuch Academy with responsibility for teacher training, NQTs and CPD across...

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