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

Training as a teacher through a SCITT

Learning how to teach in a school, through a SCITT

Training as a teacher is an amazing journey and I believe that a SCITT may be the best way for YOU to train. SCITTs are set up by schools to create the teachers that schools need by letting you learn in the classroom, and could be the best route for you when training to become a teacher. What is a … Read More

Teacher Training Conference – Teach Smarter Not Harder

Teach Smarter Not Harder Conference 2020

Teaching is an incredible profession, but it is always changing. So how do we make sure that we ‘Teach Smarter, not Harder’…? We are passionate about teaching, about research, about changing lives. But, changing the lives of children should not come at the expense of the teachers, and so we are constantly looking at ways to do the job better, … Read More