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).
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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.
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Financial support for teacher training
08 April 2020 - 13:00
Find out about the range of financial incentives and support available to help fund your teacher training. Our panel will answer all of your questions about bursaries, scholarships and salaried School Direct courses. We'll also discuss the eligibility criteria for bursaries and scholarships, and how to apply for financial support.
Change career to teaching
04 May 2020 - 19:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain and experiences of the obstacles faced when changing career.
Secondary school teaching
11 May 2020 - 19:30
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different training options available and how to choose the right option for you.