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 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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  • Published 30/09/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Eleanor: Planning an English lesson

    As part of our Topic this term the children are learning about Rainforests. Therefore, as part of their English lessons this week and last the children created a new species from the rainforest, planned, edited and then wrote up their newspaper report about the discovery of the new species.
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  • Published 23/09/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Madeline: Settling into School

    Within my post today, I am going to talk about settling in as I thought this would be fitting, considering I will be entering the fourth week within my school. So far, the experience has been a blur of emotions, but incredibly exciting and as the days go on, I am really starting to feel part of the...
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  • Published 20/06/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Brogan: My year on LTSA SCITT

    My year on the LTSA SCITT, has been the most challenging year I have had so far, but by far the most rewarding! Having worked as an instructor in a special school, for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, for two years before beginning my training year - I found myself in a slightl...
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  • Published 06/06/19, by Philippa Slack
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    Amy: "Are you crazy?"

    "Are you crazy?" is the question that most people ask me when I tell them I am a trainee teacher. I have two small children, who were aged 2 and 4 when I started the course in September. I knew that it would be hard to complete this training year, however it was something that I have been...
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  • Published 27/06/18, by Emily Wilson
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    Matt: the importance of time management

    "Throughout the year, I have realised the importance of time management, especially with deadlines looming, and adapting to changes at short notice. This has made me resilient and adaptable in my working environment."
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  • Published 18/06/18, by Emily Wilson
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    Anita: It hasn't been an easy year, but it's definitely been a rewarding one...

      “It hasn’t been an easy year, but it’s definitely been a rewarding one and I don’t regret a thing!”
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  • Published 26/04/18, by Emily Wilson
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    Juan: my progress so far...

    It has been a challenging and demanding training year so far but I have received lots of support and flexibility from the SCITT team to meet my needs. My initial progress at the start of the year was quite slow. With time and increased understanding of the big picture in relation to the Maths curric...
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