Insights into Being a Teach North East Trainee Teacher

Insights into being a Teach North East Trainee Teacher

Our series of ‘Insight’ videos offers you an exclusive look into what it is like to be a trainee teacher with Teach North East. From answering questions about the teacher training course, to offering advice on how to get the best out of your training year, we are sure this series will give you a valuable insight into what to expect as a Teach North East trainee teacher.

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Secondary School Trainees

Thomas, our geography trainee for 2023, shares insights into his teacher training journey. Discover the dedication behind the scenes as he opens up about the hours spent working outside of school time, reflects on the challenges faced during the training year, and unveils his experience of being treated as a valued member of the staff. Get a first-hand account of his teacher training year!

In this video, Joshua, our 2023 science trainee, discusses how you are treated as a trainee, what he learned from visiting other schools alongside going onto explain what he learned on training days.

Matthew, our 2022 mathematics graduate, discusses how your teaching is introduced at the start of the course and what the application process for Teach North East is like. Alongside this he goes onto explain if teaching has turned out to be what he expected.

Our 2021 graduate Lily gives her insight into the support she received from Teach North East, How she found completing her masters degree whilst training to teach? And did training to teach turn out to be what she expected?

Our 2021 graduate Olivia gives her insight into what she found most rewarding about teacher training? Why she chose to train with Teach North East? And what her biggest fear coming into her teacher training?

Our 2019 graduates, Louise and Michelle, explain why they chose to train to teach with Teach North East, discuss the most valuable support they received whilst training and elaborate on what day-to-day life is like as a trainee teacher.

Clayton, our 2018 chemistry graduate, offers his advice to any future trainees, discusses the importance of visiting other schools during training and offers his thoughts on the balance between training and teaching hours.

Daniel, our 2017 graduate, reviews his first term as a trainee, discusses his experience of switching schools for his second placement and elaborates on the written element of the course.

Our 2016 graduate, Adam, reflects upon his training year, offers advice to anyone considering becoming a teacher and reveals why he chose to study with Teach North East.

Andrew, who graduated with us in 2016 and is currently teaching social and cultural studies, reveals what he found most challenging about his training year, what he enjoyed most about the training and how he found the transition from training to employment.

Our 2016 graduate and current design and technology teacher, Holly, discusses what inspired her to become a teacher, what she feared most about the training course and what she found was the most rewarding part of her teacher training.


Primary School Trainees

Our 2015 graduate and primary school teacher, Kayleigh, discusses why she became a teacher, why she chose to train through Teach North East and offers some advice to any current trainee teachers.

2017 graduate, Adam, reveals his biggest fears about starting his teacher training as well as offering an insight into his first term of training.