Meet Our Trainees

Meet our talented Grad2Teach trainees - a diverse cohort of aspiring educators ready to make a difference in your school community. From passionate future math teachers to innovative literacy advocates, our trainees bring a wealth of skills and enthusiasm to the classroom. Discover the unique profiles of each trainee and find the perfect fit for your school's needs.

Unlike other Initial Teacher Training providers, Grad2Teach offers our partner schools the opportunity to meet and interview our trainees before agreeing to train them. This is beneficial for both trainees and schools, as it allows us to match profiles and personalities. By doing so, we not only assist schools in recruiting teachers but also in retaining them for the long term.

Profiles found: 9 result(s)

Trainee Geography or PE Teacher

ST1 [from £9,000 per term]Kent
Paul is well-positioned for a career in education, demonstrating a solid foundation in both Physical Education and Geography. His decision to transition into teaching is backed by his significant experience and skills developed over the years. Previously working as a sports coordinator in a school, Paul has a clear understanding of the challenges and unique opportunities that the teaching profession presents. At university, Paul majored in Geography and Human Movement Studies, providing a robust academic foundation for his teaching journey. His diverse working experience equips him with maturity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic, making him a valuable addition to any school environment. His background working with young people in schools and rugby academy settings has honed his ability to teach, coach, and guide students toward adulthood. Paul's experience in managing challenging behaviours and meeting parent demands has prepared him well for the realities of teaching. He is motivated by the opportunity to help shape young people into the best versions of themselves. His current role has further sharpened his time management, administrative skills, and ability to work both autonomously and within a team. Paul's communication skills, whether through writing reports or teaching in a classroom setting, are well-developed and adaptable to various audiences. He is aware that transitioning into teaching will present new challenges but is confident in his resilient character to meet them head-on. Paul is ready to put in the necessary work to familiarize himself with the current Geography syllabus and is open to support to make the transition smoother. With his extensive transferable skills and life experience, Paul is prepared to embrace this new opportunity. His commitment to education, combined with his diverse background, makes him a promising candidate for the role of either a Physical Education or Geography teacher. Paul looks forward to contributing positively to the school community and starting his journey to becoming a dedicated and effective teacher.
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Primary Trainee

ST1 [from £9,000 per term]Nottinghamshire
Ken's interest in teaching ignited while tutoring children part-time. Witnessing their improvement sparked a desire for a career with purpose. He transitioned from a non-educational job to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), starting with CELTA certification. Volunteering at Belong Nottingham, he gained experience before becoming an EFL teacher. Currently teaching adults, Ken aspires to return to his initial path through Grad2Teach training. His recent observation at a primary school reaffirmed his passion for teaching, particularly in key stage 2. Despite challenges, Ken sees education's pivotal role and eagerly anticipates nurturing future generations in a comfortable learning environment.
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Mathematics Trainee

ST1 [from £9,000 per term]London
Michael is passionate about becoming a teacher to ensure all children have equal learning opportunities. With a career goal to impact society positively, he believes teaching is the best path to train responsible future adults. His strengths in creativity, leadership, determination, and critical thinking, alongside his love for mathematics, drive his aspiration to be a transformative teacher. Michael's experience as an assistant headmaster in Ghana has provided valuable insights into supporting students effectively. He plans to tailor his lesson plans to incorporate various teaching styles, ensuring all students can engage and learn. Michael aims to create a supportive learning environment where every student can thrive, fulfilling his ambition to make a positive difference in their lives.
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Science Trainee

ST1 [from £9,000 per term]Derbyshire
Blessing is a dedicated individual with a strong commitment to positively impact lives through teaching. They eagerly anticipate embarking on a course leading to qualified teacher status. For Blessing, teaching is not just a profession; it is a profound passion in action. She understands that an effective teacher must possess essential qualities, including patience, empathy, effective communication, resilience, and adaptability. Her choice to specialise in teaching sciences at the secondary school level aligns perfectly with her educational background and prior experiences. From excelling in subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, and English during their secondary school years to her university studies in Human Anatomy, Blessing's educational journey has been deeply immersed in the sciences. Two master's degrees, one in Public Health (Health Promotion Specialist) from Babcock University and the other in Leadership in Health and Social Care from the University of Derby, have further solidified her expertise in the health sciences. These academic accomplishments provide the theoretical foundation required to achieve her ultimate career goal—positively impacting lives. Blessing's commitment to teaching and her diverse educational and experiential background position her as a promising and dedicated future educator, ready to make a meaningful difference in the lives of her students.
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Computer Science or History Trainee

ST1 [from £9,000 per term]Suffolk
Stephen commenced his Cyber Security degree in 2018, later realising a passion for teaching following summer breaks with his children. Despite the pandemic disrupting his studies, he pursued a teaching career, joining EAST SCITT for training post-graduation. Battling Bicuspid Heart Valve disease, surgery complications, and a subsequent stroke, Stephen's resilience remains unwavering. He acknowledges the necessity of prioritising recovery over haste, learning from past mistakes. His devotion to computing, education, and history drives him forward, inspiring him to make the subject accessible and engaging for students through relatable scenarios and real-world examples, leaving a lasting positive impact on their learning journey.
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Trainee Mathematics Teacher

ST2 [From £10,333 per term]London
Alfiyat fervently believes in the transformative power of education, advocating for equal opportunities. Her passion lies in shaping young minds as a teacher, viewing educators as champions who provide crucial support and guidance. She aspires to teach mathematics, recognising it as a universal language fostering confidence and growth. Alfiyat's dedication stems from firsthand experiences, where effective teaching bridged linguistic barriers and empowered students. She has witnessed the impact of well-planned lessons and differentiated learning, fostering inclusivity and academic success. With a solid background in mathematics education and a master's degree in education studies, Alfiyat is equipped to excel as a secondary-level teacher. Their commitment extends beyond the classroom, supporting diverse learners and collaborating with families. Alfiyat's diverse experiences and unwavering dedication underscore their readiness to inspire and guide students towards excellence in mathematics.
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Trainee Primary Teacher

£16,000Norfolk
With six years of experience as a teaching assistant and a bachelor's degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development, she feels equipped to embark on her teaching journey. Megan excels in building rapport with children and possesses essential skills such as patience and adaptability. She has experience teaching small groups and whole classes, demonstrating proficiency in various subjects. Committed to her professional development, Megan is eager to make a difference in children's lives as a teacher. Her next step is to apply for teacher training, driven by her desire to instill a love for learning in future generations.
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Trainee Business Studies Teacher

£16,000West Midlands
Jack had always harboured the notion of becoming a teacher ever since his days in secondary school. Recently, he had the opportunity to witness firsthand the challenges, rewards, and joy that came with the profession. Teaching stood out as an attractive option for Jack. Not only was it a sociable career, but it also offered the chance to make a significant positive impact on people's lives and contribute to their personal development. Moreover, Jack sought a career with clear and achievable progression paths. He believed that teaching provided ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, whether through advancement to roles like head of departments or head of years, or through involvement in various extracurricular activities offered by schools.
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