The Training Ground

About the Training Ground


At Teachit, we remember how it feels to be the new teacher on the block. The endless lesson planning, impenetrable assignments, unfathomable acronyms, labyrinthine corridors and arcane systems aren't as distant a memory as you might think.

With those days in mind, we've designed a place for English trainees and NQTs to call their own. Whatever route you're taking: Teach First,  School Direct, SCITT or a PGCE, you'll find inspiration, ideas and even occasional solace.

Good luck, we're thinking of you!


Our thanks go to Lorna Smith and Harry Dodds, who inspired us to create the Training Ground and helped with its initial development. 

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The Full English

Stuck for planning ideas?

Try The Full English - a treasure trove of creative techniques, practical tips and innovative teaching ideas for the English classroom. Find out more and buy it now.


Special offer subscription for a tenner*: Special offer for trainee teachers 

or subscription for free*: Special offer for tutors and mentors

Teachit is an online library of English teaching resources written by practising teachers. Although Teachit offers a large amount of free content (available as downloadable PDF documents), it's only with Teachit membership that you can save, alter and adapt any resource to suit your classes - perfect for differentiation! 

So, what do I get?

An individual subscription valid for a year:

* A individual subscription normally costs £99.95 per year.

And how do I take advantage of this offer?

It's easy! Just email with the following information:

If you're the tutor or mentor:

  • the name of the university, college or school where you're the tutor
  • your name
  • your email address.

If you're the trainee teacher:

  • the name of the university, college or school where you're training
  • your tutor or mentor's name
  • your tutor or mentor's email address
  • your name
  • your email address.

We'll then get in touch with you ASAP.

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