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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 the...

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Looking back at training with United Teaching


United Teaching graduate Sean recently finished his training year at Paddington Academy. Here, he reviews his time on the course:

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Case Study: Rosie Arnell


Rosie trained with United Teaching at Stockport Academy, where she now works as both Head of Year 7 and an Assistant Principal:

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Case Study: Declan Whitfield


Declan trained with United Teaching at Hull Collegiate School, where he is now Literacy Co-ordinator.

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Case Study: Constance McKinney


Winner of our Primary NQT of the Year Award, and KS1 Lead at Wilberforce Primary, read about how Constance's career has developed as a United Teaching graduate:

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Case Study: Brittney Jackson


Brittney trained with United Teaching, and is now Assistant Subject Leader for Humanities and Subject Leader for Geography at Paddington Academy. She tells us her story:

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