Blog posts about becoming a teacher

Real teachers talk about their experiences, and our experts give tips on how to get into initial teacher training.


Blog posts about becoming a teacher

Real teachers talk about their experiences, and our experts give tips on how to get into initial teacher training.






  1. A diary of a trainee teacher

    Published 7 October 2021
    By Mel O'Connor

    Trainee teacher Mel O'Connor taking a PGDE teacher training course in maths.

    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.

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  2. My first week as a trainee teacher

    Published 17 September 2021
    By Cindy Ventura

    Trainee teacher Cindy Ventura in her first week on a PGDE teacher training course.

    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.

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  3. Why I became a teacher

    Published 1 February 2021
    By Giorgio Rubbo

    Biology teacher Giorgio Rubbo wearing a suit and tie.

    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.

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