Celebrating Teaching – developing ideas about teaching and learning

As part of our secondary ITE routes our beginning teachers have to develop their own personal theories of teaching and learning and, as the courses come to a close, they present their ideas as part of their PGCE assessment. A teacher training year is an incredibly intensive one and for our beginning teachers to organise …

Celebrating Teaching – MFL PGCE Alumnus

I qualified from the PGCE at The University of Nottingham two years ago and I was appointed at the school where I completed my teaching practice. Two years on and I am still here – I am in charge of KS3 Modern Foreign Languages. Alongside classroom duties, my role is to enthuse, encourage and promote …

Celebrating Teaching – PGCE alumnus

Having graduated from Hull University with a BA Hons in International Management in 2005, I worked in Recruitment for a few years but was always keen to look for a career that would offer me more; ideally a sense of satisfaction and achievement – enter teaching! I interviewed for the Mathematics PGCE course at The …

Celebrating Teaching – PGCE alumnus

I graduated from Loughborough University in 2004 with a 2:2 in Sports Science and Mathematics (Joint Honours) and began my PGCE with The University of Nottingham, in September of the same year. Since leaving the course I have become an AST, worked for the NCETM, been involved in authoring professional development programmes for Tribal and …

Celebrating Teaching – a teacher educator

As┬ápart of our celebrating teaching initiative, I would like to think about what it means to be a teacher educator and why I am proud of the role I have. If I consider my route into teaching, my starting point was to have a love of, and be good at, my subject. This did not, …