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Teacher Training Personal Statement (Primary PGCE)
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This is your chance to explain why you want to teach primary age children and convey your enthusiasm for teaching. This example should be used for guidance only. Copying any of this text could significantly harm your chances of securing a place on a course. In my early education, reading and writing were a challenge, at the age of nine I received a diagnosis of dyslexia bringing with it extra support from the school.
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I became interested in teaching whilst raising my own children. I have experienced first hand a child's apprehension and delight on first entering school at the age of five years. My children now feel safe, secure and valued in their schools and it is these experiences which have led me to realise how rewarding and fulfilling it must be to observe and be a part of children growing and learning through their early years. I embarked on a classroom assistant course at college, but soon realised that this would not provide career satisfaction for me, leading me to embark on a degree. The time I have spent in schools and university has further reinforced my desire to teach.
Having a long term goal of working with children, I believe I am particularly suited to a degree in primary education. Coming from a large family with children and pets, I have always been a responsible individual, enjoying babysitting and helping with homework, seeing them as activities rather than chores. I am interested in the development of children, and with the recent arrival of my niece I have been fascinated at how quickly they learn things. This is therefore the main reason for being so passionate about pursuing a career in primary education. I achieved two A Levels in religious studies and health and social care, and am very passionate about both subjects.