and make an impact

Supportive mentoring | Achieve PGCE and QTS | Salaried and non-salaried routes | Over 60 schools across England

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Welcome to United Teaching

United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 80 schools across England. With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists. You can continue your career in United Learning, with opportunities for training, mentoring and progression from your NQT year and beyond.

Applications for September 2020 are open.

COVID-19 update

Applications are still open for United Teaching for September 2020. The safety of candidates and our staff is of the utmost importance, and so we are adapting our assessment processes to ensure this. We will be communicating further updates with our successful applicants.

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Training to be a science teacher

Teaching science is incredibly rewarding and essential job. Our students need enthusiastic science teachers to inspire their curiosity in the world around them – from the intricate structure of leaf cells under a microscope to the gargantuan 'elephant's toothpaste' reaction and the immeasurable wonder of black holes. The lessons you teach could fire the imaginations of hundreds of young people, influencing the theories, experiments and technology of tomorrow. We spoke to three United Teaching science trainees past and present to tell us more about the rewards of teaching science.


Cate's journey: From trainee to NQT

Cate had a successful career as a media executive before deciding to become a teacher. We spoke to her over the course of her training year and into her NQT year to follow her journey and see how she progressed as a teacher.


‘Believe in yourself’ is what I tell the children – it’s no different for me

Stuart, a History trainee at Sheffield Park Academy, decided to train to teach after a career in the heritage sector. He tells us why he decided to do it and what he's enjoying most:


My top tip for trainees: don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Yassamin Sheel is the National SCITT Lead for United Teaching, and is based with our Northern schools. In this post, she discusses how asking for help and responding well to feedback is a fundamental skill for all trainee teachers.


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