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Demi: Modern Foreign Languages Teacher


We caught up with Modern Foreign Languages ECT Demi who tells us about her journey with United Teaching.


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Teaching History at Northampton Academy


Hi, I’m Tom, and I’m a United Teaching trainee at Northampton Academy.

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Teaching English at Northampton Academy


My name is Aisha Abdi, and I am currently an English teacher trainee at Northampton Academy.

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Switching careers to teaching


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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Training to teach chemistry


United Teaching graduate Lucy trained as a chemistry teacher at Paddington Academy and is now a Head of Department at the school. She tells us more about her teaching journey so far:

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Top tips for your teacher training application


What makes a great teacher training application? You might think that it’s all about the personal statement, but that’s just one part of it. Teacher training providers use your application to get a...

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Writing your personal statement for teacher training


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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Training to teach with a PhD


We spoke to Seren, who is training to teach maths with us through the Researchers in Schools programme. The scheme enables trainees with doctorates to inspire their students about university study...

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Advice for primary applicants


Primary teaching is one of the most popular teacher training courses, and as a result, competition for training places can be fierce. We spoke to our Primary Lead Seamus Gibbons and primary trainee...

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How to apply to United Teaching


Applications for September 2021 are opening in NOW OPEN! We’re so excited to start recruiting a brand-new cohort of trainee teachers. We’ve put together this quick guide to help you through the...

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Do you have the right qualifications for teacher training?


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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You Could Have Told Me! What I wish I knew when I started teaching


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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