Preparing for Application

When you have decided that teaching could be the career for you, it is very important that you prepare yourself fully for the application process.

Below are listed the key actions that will help you in this process.

  • Contact a local primary school and arrange to volunteer regularly in order to observe and gain experience of how teaching and learning is organised in a primary school. If you already help out, say as a parent, try and gain additional experience in another context. You will need at least two weeks (10 days) recent experience and a knowledge of the role of the teacher and what the job entails.
  • Ask the headteacher of that primary school to be one of your referees for your application form.  You will need two referees.  Use this to show your character and determination as well as your long term goal to become a teacher.
  • Prepare for and take your professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy – more information can be found HERE
  • Read current educational materials e.g. Times Educational Supplement (available on Fridays or Time Online),  and links such as www.education.gov.uk
  • Read the Teachers’ Standards and become familiar with the basis for all initial teacher training.
  • Visit www.education.gov.uk to gain assistance on what to include within your personal statement.
  • For further tips on completing your personal statement click HERE
  • What are we looking for Read this before you write your personal statement!

Provider numbers for HART PGCE Programmes:

HART of Yorkshire SCITT – provider code 25C

Primary (5-11 years) – 2MBY

Primary (5-11 years) – 27Z9

Early Years (3-7 years) – 2VLR

 

Applications for this course are handled via UCAS.

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