Making a difference every day
With a 2:1 degree in biology and health and safety management, Hasina initially pursued a career as a health and safety adviser. But realising this wasn’t allowing her to use her knowledge of biology, Hasina decided she wanted to work with young people and really make a difference – and teaching was the ideal profession for her.
Hasina chose a teacher training course led by a school, and is training at the Arthur Terry National Teaching School. Teacher training, she says, has its ups and downs, but is quick to add that it’s all worth it. “When you get through to a child, when you see their eyes light up with curiosity and wonder, you remember what brought you into teaching.”
To help Hasina along the way, she received a generous training bursary that has supported her throughout the duration of the course. As part of the application process, Hasina had to demonstrate her potential as a teacher. “I had to teach some year 7 students, and that was the best part of the interview!” Her advice to others is to prepare well in advance and to plan your lesson in as much detail as you can – but most importantly, “be yourself.”
When you get through to a child, when you see their eyes light up with curiosity and wonder, you remember what brought you into teaching.
Making the move into teaching is a decision Hasina is glad to have made. “Teacher training has been by far one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life”, she says. “It has made me realise my potential, testing the limits of my patience, confidence, organisational skills and empathy, as well as academic ability.”
Teacher training options
22 July 2019 - 18:30
Looking for a career with a real purpose? Join this online event to find out more about teaching as a career and the different routes you can take to qualify as a teacher in England. Our panel of experts will help you decide which route is best for you and provide lots of advice to kick start your new career.
Return to teaching
25 July 2019 - 18:30
Considering a return to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you return, answering questions on arranging school experience, subject knowledge enhancement, preparing your application and finding vacancies.
Preparing for your teacher training
29 July 2019 - 18:30
If you've been accepted on a teacher training course, this online event is for you. Our panel of experts will provide useful resources and share hints and tips to help prepare you for your first day in school.
Change career to teaching
05 August 2019 - 18:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain. Our panel will also include a teacher who will share his or her experiences of the obstacles they faced when changing career.