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Teacher training stories
It’s a great time to train to teach, with a wide array of training options and support available. Find out what you can expect from current trainees and teachers.
Making the most of your training year
Katherine Hills, banker turned teacher
After a four-year career in investment banking, languages teacher Katherine decided to retrain, opting for a School Direct course to learn “on the job”. Read her tips on getting the most out of your training year, and find out why teaching has made her more passionate than ever about languages.
Read Katherine’s story
Realising a dream
Nathan Sproule, School Direct (salaried) trainee
Nathan qualified through a School Direct (salaried) course so he could continue to earn while training for his new career. Here, he tells us all about what his training year involved, and the academic qualifications he achieved alongside qualified teacher status (QTS).
Read Nathan’s story
Gain the confidence to make a difference
Emma Maskell, trainee science teacher
Career changer Emma admits to having been apprehensive when she first started her teacher training on a School Direct (salaried) course. But the support she received from mentors and peers during her on-the-job training gave her all the confidence she needed to excel in her new profession.
Read Emma’s story
Making a difference every day
Hasina Nizamee, biology teacher
When mother of two and career changer Hasina decided to train to teach, she opted for a School Direct course that would offer something that felt more like a work setting. She also benefited from a generous training bursary to support her during this hands-on, school-based route. Find out why she found teacher training so fulfilling.
Read Hasina’s story
Train to Teach Leeds
29 June 2019 - 10:00
This event in Leeds will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Gaining school experience
01 July 2019 - 18:30
This online session will offer helpful hints and tips on how to gain school experience and how to make the best use of this when limited time may be available.
Secondary school teaching
03 July 2019 - 12:00
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different secondary school training options available and how to choose the right option for you.