Blog posts about becoming a teacher

  1. A diary of a trainee teacher

    Published 7 October 2021
    By Mel O'Connor

    A photograph of PGDE trainee Mel O'Connor

    Mel recently started a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher training course in maths with the Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance and the University of Sheffield. She kept a diary of her first days on the course.

  2. Choosing the right teacher training course provider

    Published 30 September 2021
    By Get Into Teaching

    A photograph of books and a tablet computer on a desk in an empty classroom

    When choosing a course provider for your teacher training, it’s important to consider what will suit your individual circumstances. Here are some tips on what you may wish to research.

  3. Back to school as a trainee teacher

    Published 28 September 2021
    By Jane Wilkinson

    A photograph of Jacob in a field

    This September, trainee teachers across the country began their courses. Jacob describes their last-minute application and their first few days as a trainee.

  4. My first week as a trainee teacher

    Published 17 September 2021
    By Cindy Ventura

    Trainee teacher Cindy Ventura wearing a red polo shirt

    Cindy recently started the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher training course at Sheffield University. She kept a diary during her first week on the course and shares her experiences here.

  5. 5 reasons to attend a Train to Teach event

    Published 26 August 2021
    By Get Into Teaching

    A photograph of a busy event with banners and attendees having conversations with advisers

    Whether you’re ready to apply or it’s just an idea, here are five reasons why a Train to Teach event can help you on your journey to the classroom.

  6. How to ace a video interview

    Published 6 April 2021
    By Anna Shirley

    A photograph of Sheffield SCITT communciations manager, Anna Shirley

    From logistics to presentation, Sheffield SCITT communications manager Anna Shirley shares her top tips for video interviews.

  7. Why I became a teacher

    Published 1 February 2021
    By Giorgio Rubbo

    A photograph of biology teacher, Giorgio Rubbo

    Giorgio Rubbo talks about what inspired him to become a teacher, his application process, concerns he had, and why you should become a teacher if you're thinking about it.

  8. What to expect on your teacher training

    Published 6 March 2020
    By Jan Ashbridge

    A photograph of a seminar room with an instructor at a whiteboard and students sat around a table

    A university-based PGCE year is an exciting, challenging and exhilarating one — a real roller coaster of an experience. Find out more about what you can expect on your teacher training course.

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