United Teaching Blog

What scholarships are available for teacher training?


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...

Read more

My teaching career so far: Martin Oldfield


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.

Read more

PGCE and QTS - what's the difference?


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...

Read more

"There have been a few surprises..."


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?

Read more

Jenna's first half term as a trainee teacher


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?

Read more

"Teaching has surpassed my expectations."


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?

Read more

Why choose United Teaching - with Frank McCarron


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

Read more

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


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...

Read more

Applications are now open!


We just wanted to let you know that our applications are now open!

Read more

Useful advice from the Summer Institute


We asked our trainees about the most useful thing they learnt at the Summer Institute, our 2-week course that all trainees take part in before the start of the academic year.

Read more

Meet our new trainees


Find out how our new trainees are getting on at our 2-week summer training before the start of the academic year.

Read more

My year as a United Teaching trainee


Preparing to start her NQT year, Georgina reflects on her time as a trainee teacher at The Hurlingham Academy:

Read more
Page 3 of 4

Subscribe to the blog

Got a question about teacher training? Submit a question to the team and we could answer it on our blog!
Submit a question