Teachers' stories

As a teacher, you'll have the opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with pupils every day. These qualified teachers’ stories will shed some light on the daily challenges of teaching, the career progression opportunities that are available, and how you can apply your skills in the classroom.

Jon Jones: from NQT to Vice Principal

Teaching offers plenty of opportunities for career progression. Jon Jones tells us how he worked his way from newly qualified teacher (NQT) to Vice Principal, and offers advice to other teachers about how to progress quickly within the profession.

Karen Falcon: swift career progression

Find out how Karen progressed from newly qualified teacher to Head of Department – and then again to Head of Faculty.

Gavin McIntyre: the path to becoming a computing teacher

Find out how Assistant Head Teacher and ICT Learning Co-ordinator Gavin got into teaching and climbed the career ladder.

Sarah Fisher: NQT to Head of Biology in just two years

It took just two years for Sarah to progress to a leadership role in her teaching career. Find out how she made such rapid progression, and what she enjoys most about being a teacher.

Neil: taking pride in teaching languages

Head of languages Neil tells us about the importance of teaching his subject, and how you can use your ambition to progress as a teacher.

Camille Bégaud: support and guidance as an NQT

Newly qualified teacher Camille shares her experiences of her first year as a teacher, and explains how the support she received helped her gain confidence in the classroom.

Juliette Guillou: from trainee to newly qualified teacher

Juliette is a newly qualified languages teacher who has recently completed her first year as a teacher. She tells us what it's like to make the transition from trainee to teacher, and offers advice to those starting their own induction year.

Olly Carr: from trainee to Assistant Head

Olly tells us how he turned his back on a career in the financial sector to complete a school-centred teacher training (SCITT) course and become a high-flying physics teacher.

Lance Bolton: swapping the army for the classroom

After four years in the armed forces, Lance Bolton had to decide what to do next. Find out why he chose teaching, and how he made the transition from soldier to qualified teacher.

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