Carmel Teacher Training Partnership

A Trainee's Perspective On Our Initial Teacher Training Programme

Easter already? How did that happen?

Easter already? How did that happen? Starting out in September it feels like the end of the course is forever away but, training to be a teacher really is a whirlwind. Whilst the workload is huge, it is entirely rewarding... Continue Reading →

A Perfectly Imperfect Training Year

As someone who plans their days down to the minute at least a week in advance, let me just preface by stating that I am not a terribly ‘go with the flow’ type person. However, training to teach during a... Continue Reading →

Can you mute your microphone please?

Can you mute your microphone please?… The phrase that I will not be sad to not hear anymore. Remote teaching as a trainee has made me appreciate the little things in the classroom so much more. Things like being able... Continue Reading →

Remote Teaching

"If you'd have said 'remote teaching' to me a year ago, I suspect an image would have come to mind of some 'remote' stereotypically stern Victorian schoolmaster! I would have found it amusing to imagine myself as a remote teacher... Continue Reading →

Teaching in a National Lockdown: Christmas Edition

The best way I can describe entering my second term of teacher training is like the transition from Year 7 to Year 8; you’re still not quite up to speed with the older kids, but you walk into the school... Continue Reading →

I have tried to make lessons where possible include some aspect of Christmas just to add that extra bit of magic…

I can’t quite put my finger on whether this Autumn term has flown by or whether it has felt like an eternity (the second feeling is probably due to the exhaustion kicking in). Either way, WOW, what a term it... Continue Reading →

Light. It’s a funny thing isn’t it? It can be perceived in many ways.

During my teacher training I have had tunnel vision. ‘Stay focused’ I’d tellmyself, trying my hardest not to let Netflix trap me in the hole that is bingeworthy TV. This half term has been that of books, sweat and tears.... Continue Reading →

‘Labour of Love’

With my wife's second child due in a few weeks, I suppose it's only natural for me to compare teacher training with childbirth. Naturally, I've never experienced the latter, so maybe the comparison is a little melodramatic. But both are... Continue Reading →

“2020 was the year of lockdown graduations, a global pandemic and the start of my teacher training programme with CTTP. “

2020 was the year of lockdown graduations, a global pandemic and the start of my teacher training programme with CTTP. Training to teach during such challenging and uncertain times may seem to some like making an already difficult task even... Continue Reading →

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