Welcome to the Huddersfield Horizon Trainee Blog

Embarking on a career as a teacher is a big step and requires commitment, passion, hard work and a sense of humour. We aim to give you an insight into the life of a trainee by letting you hear about the course, and their experiences in their own words… Welcome to the Huddersfield Horizon Trainee Blog.

Training To Teach: The People You Will Meet!

In your ITT year you will meet at lot of fantastic teachers, you mentor will have years in the classroom under their belt. You will see that fantastic RQT that strides in and out of the staffroom, taking everything in their stride, setting up clubs…

Maintaining Positive Well-Being

By the time you have found my voice reader, I hope that the unprecedented situation that the UK is in has passed, or, is beginning to come to an end. Schools shut on Friday 20th March, just as my SCITT colleagues and I were getting…

Top 10 pieces of advice for teacher training

I have been wondering about the best way to approach this blog to ensure that I take it in the right direction for people that are just starting their teacher training, or for those further along in their careers that are just taking on a…

All About Me – English ITT Trainee

My name is Meg, I am 32 and I am a trainee English teacher. I have always felt that I could write a book – isn’t there a saying out there that everyone has a book in them? When I was a teenager, I used…

Mum’s the Word

So in March 2017, after a sleep-deprived night with my 5-month-old baby, I got the phone call to ask me if I wanted to apply for teacher training. ‘Yes!’ Was the response, I was planning on going back to work for a year before applying,…

The final hurdle

The final hurdle is no higher than the rest but feels like it is! I remember at the start of my teacher training journey in September, when for the first time I stood in front of my class with a huge grin on my face,…

My most memorable moment…

This is tough one as the core training days and placements both have created some truly memorable moments which makes this hard to narrow down.   My whole time as a trainee is memorable as going through school to university I wasn’t engaged, getting good marks or having…

What makes an effective mentor?

It is half-way through my teacher training year and I have been thinking about the support I have had so far this year. Your professional mentor is such a big part of your training and helps in so many ways I feel that I can’t thank…