Well-being: Fit your own oxygen mask first!

There’s a reason why we are instructed to fit our own oxygen mask first on an aeroplane – and it’s not out of selfishness. If we run out of oxygen, we won’t be able to help anyone. So, why is self-care often viewed as being selfish? Starting my teacher training, I was anticipating that the year was going to be … Read More

Trainee Teacher Voice – Training as a Geography Teacher

Training as a geography teacher means working with great mentors

Geography is an unparalleled subject in the way in which it offers such an extensive variety of topics which help to shape an awareness between people, communities and the natural world. Teaching a subject which enables and supports young people to deepen their thinking and understanding through a range of lenses – analytically, socially, economically, environmentally and politically is a … Read More

Why you should become a teacher with Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

Become a teacher with Leicestershire Secondary SCITT and work in great schools

1 – School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Our course is built around schools and practising teachers. When you become a teacher with us, you are in the classroom, learning from the experts and seeing what they do to make such a difference to children. 2 – Extra time in school We give you 186 days of school-based training across … Read More

Trainee Voice – Learning to Teach PE and English

A PE teacher working with a group of students

Teach PE with EBACC PE and English both changed my life at school. Inspirational teachers that challenged me gave me a competitive drive to push on and always be the best, to throw myself into every physical opportunity available, and yet also led me into the creative world of writing and delving into literature. These gave me a real escape, … Read More

Trainee Voice – Why I knew Teaching was for me…

Why Teaching

Why teaching? My background For me, wanting to become a teacher was always about more than being passionate about my subject. I want to make a difference to children’s lives, help them discover themselves and their place in the world. I grew up in a small village in South Wales and went to a secondary school which was, at the … Read More

Trainee Voice – Teacher Training whilst Parenting?

Teacher Training whilst Parenting?

Teacher Training whilst Parenting? As a mum to two boys, the prospect of embarking on a teacher training programme came with a whole different set of anxieties. Will I be able to make schools runs and get to my own school on time? What about time for planning, marking, assignments – oh, and after school meetings? Here are some thoughts … Read More

Trainee Teacher Voice – An Open Letter to Next Year’s Cohort

Trainee Teacher working alongside their mentor

Congratulations on receiving an offer from the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT. I am currently training as a teacher of English with SCITT, and what a year it’s been. From the age of 16 I have known that I have wanted to pursue a career in teaching, helping the next generation fulfil their full potential and achieve their dreams just like I … Read More