Trainee Voice – Training as a Science Teacher

Training as a science teacher

Support Training as a Science Teacher – the support we receive from the SCITT as trainees is fantastic, from enquiring about getting into teaching and attending question and answer sessions, to the interview process (can you believe the interview process was actually enjoyable and you felt the support throughout the whole day!), and into the course itself. The course is … Read More

Trainee Voice – A trainee teacher answers your questions

Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

– What do potential candidates need to know about the SCITT? ​The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is the BEST option out of ALL of the training routes. First of all, the SCITT route allows for maximum time in schools. Secondly, the wide range of experience that is gained from multiple placements; two main placements along with sixth form and specialist schools, which contribute to … 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 Voice – My Journey

Trainee Teacher Voice My Journey

My Journey I wake up every morning, brain a little achy, but eager to begin my day I’m a learning athlete A runner In the midst of an educational marathon Just passing the 18 mile marker, knowing I’m getting closer. The finish line is not far My efforts will get me there. Not long to go I have company on … 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