Lewis Gray is currently at the University of Stirling studying PGDE History and Modern Studies. Here he talks about his course and why he has joined the EIS.

Stirling University is the only university in Scotland that offers students the opportunity to fully experience what it is like in a classroom from Year 1 onwards. It was this which attracted myself as a future History/Modern Studies teacher to go to this university.

Teaching secondary

Throughout my three years at the university I have experienced both placements in secondary and primary schools, tied into world-class teaching from experts in their fields. It was through this I became aware of EIS and their work in helping developing practitioners, in particular their connection with the Universities ‘Teaching & Education Society’ which I found entirely beneficial.

Therefore, not only has the presence of the EIS helped me feel represented as a student teacher, but will hopefully help me  be further represented as I enter my probation year.