Big changes in teacher training that mean that you could apply NOW

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Big Changes In Teacher training There have been lots of big changes in teacher training that affect whether or not you could apply and chances are this could change the way that you approach it… If you are ready to apply now and get into teaching, this is the link that you need. Now here is the information that will … Read More

Teacher Training – What is a SCITT?

The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is a dynamic partnership between a large group of good and outstanding schools, mostly within Leicester City whose combined experience and close relationships will allow excellent practice and the most recent innovations to be shared with trainees. Working together, we have developed an effective, school-based teacher training programme which is both supportive and responsive. It has … Read More

What subject can I Teach.. .?

What subject can I teach…? I get asked this question a lot and I instantly have to say that that is the WRONG question. If you are choosing to train in a subject because you have the right qualifications, then you are going to struggle when the workload builds. What you should be asking is “what subject am I really … Read More

What are the Different Routes into Teaching?

There is still a lot of confusion around the different routes into teaching and I will try to add some clarity. There are numerous routes into teaching – SCITT, School Direct, University-led, School Direct Salaried, Assessment Only, Teach First to name but a few. Most training providers allow you to gain both QTS and PGCE. The main 3 are: SCITT … Read More

Teacher Training Bursaries – could I get one?

That time has Come and the recruitment cycle has opened. Applications are coming in for courses starting in September 2019 and people are beginning to question if teaching is for them. One challenge that we all face is can I actually afford another year in training? Well, the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) have addressed this issue for … Read More

Are you working in Accounting, Finance, Mortgages or banking? Are you ready for something really rewarding… you could be teaching!

The government has just announced how they will entice highly qualified mathematicians to train as a maths teacher. They are providing a range of financial incentives to encourage you into the role. On top of this, there are opportunities to accelerate your progress and move up the career ladder quickly, significantly increasing your income. In year 3 you could be … Read More

Why all the fuss about teaching…?

I’m considering teaching, but is it worth it..? If you find yourself wanting an amazing and truly rewarding career, then it is quite possible that you have thought of teaching. And, I have to say that I’m not surprised. It is an exciting, fulfilling and challenging career. Career doesn’t quite cover It, really, as it is not a 9-5 job. … Read More

UCAS Teacher Training Application – How to Write a Good Personal Statement

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Teacher Training – how to write a good Personal Statement. This is a big opportunity to sell yourself, so really take some time & write a good personal statement when applying for teacher training. If you are looking for a school-based provider then click here. Below I have included some things we look for. This is not an exhaustive list … Read More

UCAS Teacher Training – Who should you use as a UCAS reference…?

Are you applying for teacher training? It’s time to think about referees. When applying through UCAS, it is easy to miss how important referees are. The UCAS references are an integral part of your application and one of the strongest items for identifying trainees that will make a difference in the classroom. Weak references are likely to risk you missing … Read More