Preparing for Application

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.

  • Preferably you have passed the Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy or have them booked for after the interview.
  • 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.
  • Read current educational materials e.g. Times Educational Supplement (available on Fridays or online at www.tes.co.uk), go to links such as www.education.gov.uk
  • Visit www.education.gov.uk to gain assistance on what to include within your personal statement.