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Top tips for managing your workload as a trainee teacher


Workloads can be a concern for many people considering teaching. Trainee English teacher Abbie from Manchester Academy gave us the lowdown on how her workload has evolved over the past year, and...

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What I've learnt in six months of teacher training


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


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?


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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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.

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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...

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"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?

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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?

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"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?

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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.

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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...

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Applications are now open!


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

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