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Tips on Personal Statements from a trainee teacher

I know how it is to feel daunted by the procedure of choosing the right course, looking at different universities, and beginning the terrifying application process. For me, the most difficult point was starting as I was bombarded with information, which made me feel almost scared to start making decisions about my future.

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Hello, I’m Elena, nice to meet you.

As I pen this, I’m sat in front of the rugby with a beer and takeaway pizza on my lap. It’s Friday night and it’s been a long week in school.  The echoes of “Mrs Waterfield, Mrs Waterfield…” are just beginning to fade, but I may yet do some planning or complete some assignments. Such is the life of a primary PGCE student!

A little about me. I’m a 27-year-old wife and dog owner, originally from Wales but now living in Worcester. Just over a year ago, I graduated with a joint Hons degree in Performing Arts and Applied Theology. I never intended to become a primary school teacher but, whilst working as a drama specialist last year, realised that it just fits. With some hesitancy and a great deal of trepidation I applied, now here I am. And term 1 is nearly over. How did that happen?

I am so excited to be contributing to this blog and I hope to be able to provide a first-hand insight into what it’s like to be a PGCE student as seen through my eyes and those of my fellow students.
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