• Why become a science teacher?
  • Training with United Teaching
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Why become a science teacher?

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.

There are scholarships and bursaries, up to £26,000, available if you're training to teach chemistry or physics, and up to £7,000 for biology - you can find out more here.

Training with United Teaching

United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning – a national group of over 80 schools committed to bringing out the best in everyone.

With us, you can train while you teach to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), as well as a PGCE awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Our supportive programme ensures you are supported by mentors and tutors beyond your initial teacher training, putting you on the path to becoming a truly excellent practitioner and leader.

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Hear from our trainees

Jenna Nixon Glenmoor Winton Academies United Teaching"I’m looking forward to the challenge of starting to take Key Stage 4 classes, as well as continuing to help with the after-school Lego robotics club and trying to encourage more girls to get involved."

- Jenna, biology trainee

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