Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

Current Trainee Testimonials

Wonder what it is like to be a trainee teacher on our programme? Our trainees share their insights in our Trainee Blog!  Keep checking back for regular updates!

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  • Published 15/12/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Ellen: Becoming an LTSA SCITT trainee

    I am currently writing this during the penultimate week of Autumn term 2, which means it is nearly Christmas. Although, from now on I will always remember the word Christmas as being one of the year two common exception words, that is one of the many interesting things I have learnt so far this year...
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  • Published 14/12/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Fiona: Becoming an LTSA SCITT trainee

    If you had told me a year ago that in a year’s time, I would be training to be a Secondary English teacher amidst a global pandemic, I probably wouldn’t have believed you!
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  • Published 10/12/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Beth: Settling into School

    As I reach the close of my first full term as a trainee Design and Technology teacher I feel an immense sense of pride at what I have achieved so far. LTSA has been encouraging and supportive every step of the way and my placement school has been a fantastic choice for developing my subject knowledg...
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  • Published 20/10/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Danielle: Becoming a SCITT trainee

    I’m Danielle, a trainee secondary school geography teacher with the LTSA. Times are very strange at the moment with the current COVID-19 pandemic, however fortunately this has not stopped me being able to get first-hand experience of a school.
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  • Published 06/05/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Emily: My training year with LTSA SCITT

    I’m Emily, a trainee secondary school teacher with LTSA. I am a science teacher, who is a chemistry specialist. As I write this, I am currently sat at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic which has certainly turned my training year on its head. But I’m sure if I can get through my training...
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  • Published 11/02/20, by Philippa Slack
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    Lauren: Becoming a SCITT trainee

    Where does time go! I am now already in my second placement and half way through the whole course! I cannot believe where the time has gone! It has gone incredibly fast, that’s for sure!
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  • Published 03/12/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Helen: A change in career

    A change of career, at your age?? After 25 years as an IT Consultant and Technical Trainer I decided that a change of career was just what I needed and that teaching children about a subject I love (Computer Science) was the way to go.
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  • Published 14/11/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Poppy: Becoming a SCITT trainee

    The beginning of September this year brought with it some of the most intense nerves I have ever experienced. Having applied for the SCITT course rather late on in the last academic year, (rather late as in…the last week of summer term!), I felt wonderfully unprepared walking into school for...
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  • Published 05/11/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Thomas: Becoming a SCITT trainee

    Well, what can I say about this year so far? It’s been a great start to my journey and I feel like I have already learned so much in this first term! Having gone back and forth on deciding whether to go for it and become a teacher, I can safely say this has been a great decision!
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  • Published 15/10/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Emily: Becoming a SCITT trainee

    I’m writing this blog on a Sunday evening and I’m just about to go into week seven of my teacher training course. If I think back to how I was feeling this time six weeks ago, I was nervous, anxious and apprehensive about starting my teacher training. But now, I’m wondering where t...
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  • Published 07/10/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Sarah: Settling into School

    Once I applied for the LTSA SCITT course, and was lucky enough to get a trainee place, I ensured that I had some observation time in the chosen school. This was so important for me and ensured that I had met many of the team prior to September.  I felt so welcomed on those observation days...
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  • Published 30/09/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Alannah: Settling into school

    It seems strange writing a blog about my experience so far on my SCITT course. How can I write about something that I only started 3 weeks ago? Strangely I think I could actually write a book as I have already experienced so much and I have had such a positive experience.
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