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Primary School teaching personal statement

I am one of ten, so you may see why I would like to work with children. I wasn’t always sure as to what profession I would like to join but for the past couple of years it has became apparent that I want to work with children. This was mainly influenced by a new addition to my family, my nephew. For the past year I have helped develop his skills and encouraged him to learn new things. I truly value the sense of achievement gained in teaching new skills to children and I wish to continue to do so, and this is therefore one of the main reasons for wanting to join a teaching course for key stages 1 and 2.

Discovering my love for helping and supporting others I chose to broaden my knowledge of the teaching experience by completing two work experience placements within a primary school environment. For two weeks I shadowed various teaching staff, observing their teaching techniques and the ways in which they support the children. I found each day a new challenge as new faces, new personalities were emerging which brought various obstacles my way as different methods of teaching were needed. The most enjoyable aspect of this work environment is that no day is ever the same. -New lessons, new people. It was exciting to know I had the opportunity to assist in someone’s learning, gaining satisfaction from seeing the new skill acquired.

This particular experience, working within a primary school environment, allowed me to acquire a number of skills and also help enhance my weaker ones. I have always acknowledged the fact that I can be a very good listener and a good communicator which is an important quality needed. I found that my communication ability improved as I got to know students which encouraged my confidence to escalate. I am able to work well independently and can also work very well as part as a team, which became obvious to me during my stay at my placement. I have also demonstrated this throughout the majority of my school experience, for example, when playing team sports, such as Netball, Rounders, Badminton, Athletics, etc.

During my school experience I have embarked on a number of activities which exhibit my more positive qualities that I have thoroughly developed within the past few years. Such activities include helping out at events such as Open Days, Parents’ Evenings, Welcome Club, etc. In doing so, I have shown I am a polite, mature, organized and committed young adult.

I am currently a School Prefect and buddy, working closely with the years 7, 8 and 9 students. My role is to represent the school in a positive and professional manner. I believe I do this well as I portray an enthusiastic, responsible and reliable image. In order for me to have been considered to be a Prefect or a buddy I needed to have the essential qualities for that particular role. Such qualities needed are congruence, resilience and assertiveness. These specific qualities, I believe, have been made evident to my teaching staff as a result of the community work in school I have taken part in. I have accomplished my British Red Cross basic First Aid certificate which I completed at school. I have also achieved my Food Hygiene, Business Dynamics and Junior Sports Leadership Certificates.

I am very much looking forward to expanding my practical and theoretical knowledge by attending university. In pursuing a degree in teaching, I seek to advance my knowledge of educational studies and improve my personal skills. I ask you to give me the opportunity to further my education as I know I have the commitment, the patience and the persistence to succeed.

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This personal statement was written by esther for application in 2007.

esther's Comments

constructive criticism please =] and thankyou very much for your comments and thankyou in advance =] =]
I am applying for the following universities: Gloustershire, Manchester Metropollian, Wocester, Winchester and Wolverhampton


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incredible by guest at 11:58 3/10/2007

i think this statement is amazing :D i'd definatley use this as mine whoever did this deserves to get a place at their university of their choice

Comment by at 2007-10-03 12:34:59

very good!! im very proud of you even though i dont know you!! lmao

Comment by guest at 12:44 3/10/2007

yh this is a good personal statement. well done =]

Comment by at 2007-10-03 19:41:46

well done

Comment by guest at 13:32 5/10/2007

Thought it was great I hope thawt you achieve your goal you deserve to

Comment by guest at 09:28 6/10/2007

slightly too repetitive with grammar mistakes. i felt you needed to push on and tell us your interests outside of education. Its what they want also, depite the positive critism, overall a decently constructed statement, good luck.

Comment by guest at 19:52 8/10/2007

very very good - only thing missing is personal info well done!!!

Comment by guest at 18:55 9/10/2007

I like the sentence structure, it is very well done, and good use of vocabularies, however, spelling errors, and grammar needs work.

Comment by guest at 17:43 23/10/2007

this statement has really helped me in writing mine - thank you

Comment by guest at 14:47 30/10/2007

i think that this statement is amzing! i think you have done a very good job at writting it and im jealous! im trying to write mine just now but i seem to have writters block :( any tips? xx

Comment by at 2007-11-20 14:09:57

This statement is very boring and also very long fix it up

Thank you by guest at 13:37 6/01/2008

I am applying for a place on a Graduate Teacher Programme... your statment has helped me with ideas on how to 'sell myself'!

Comment by guest at 12:20 18/01/2008

Firstly, I would like to congratulate this person for the amazing Personal Statement that has written. I think that it sounds very honest and realiable. Although it is a bit too long. CONGRATULATIONS

great by guest at 04:39 21/01/2008

i think it's very good and interesting :)))

FANX! by guest at 14:58 4/03/2008

dis personal statment help me to find out why i would like to do teaching as well.fanx xx

Comment by guest at 18:28 27/03/2008

not brilliant. dont get me wrong its good. but its dodgy gramatically. and looooong

Really good by guest at 16:39 20/04/2008

I'd be interested to know if you ogt the placement after sending this in?

NICE by guest at 20:19 30/04/2008

what an outstanding statement

Comment by guest at 10:39 1/05/2008

This statement has really helped me with some ideas for mine. Thank you.

Fantastic!!! by guest at 20:06 29/06/2008

This is really good with the right length of information. Well done wish you all the best! :)

Comment by guest at 16:54 2/07/2008

this personal statement helped me soooo much - i just did not know where to start and i thought that this one was way better than the example that my tutor gave me. it gave me so many ideas. thank-you so much!

Comment by guest at 11:36 8/07/2008

This helped me alot although it is quite long and you need to check through your grammar.

Comment by guest at 14:05 21/09/2008


posted by Rummana by guest at 12:45 23/09/2008

i believe that very gud yes yes very gud! me like long words and full stops used very well, gud job! and i want to say thank you fo lettin me read dis it very nice of you to give me guidence thank you bye bye

Comment by guest at 20:07 1/10/2008

i think this is a good statement. it has helped me with my personal statement, as i didnt have a clue where to even start!!

Comment by guest at 13:32 14/10/2008

this a really gud statment, all the best wishes, gud luk you deserve it. well done

Comment by guest at 14:08 5/11/2008

You made some good points, but obvioulsy thought they were so good you needed to repeat them, two or times over. Otherwise impressive :]

Comment by guest at 18:06 6/11/2008

interesting and good but should have mentioned your out of education skills. in otherwards what interests you apart from teaching.

Superb by guest at 17:35 19/11/2008

This personal statement is very analytical and you have covered crucial points to enable you a place on a teaching course..well done and good luck!

Helped thank you by guest at 19:18 21/11/2008

Helped me to write my personal statement as my shool did very little to show me what i was actually meant to do!! Thank you!! =]

Comment by guest at 16:37 26/03/2009

This is the best statement i have read and have used this to help me. thanks.

Comment by guest at 14:37 13/05/2009

this is good but like some others said a little repetitive but go you for trying!!

THANKS by guest at 07:22 15/10/2009

This personal statement is really good and maybe i'll use some of the things in it that i applies to me

Comment by guest at 12:04 22/01/2010

why is it so hard to write a personal statement??

Comment by guest at 17:39 18/02/2010

very long, repetitive, and grammer and spelling needs checking. otherwise okay

Comment by guest at 09:44 17/09/2010

I wouldn't give you a place if it was upto me, sorry but how far up yourself can you be? Do you only go to school? There is nothing about outside of school.

winner by guest at 11:24 23/09/2010

i think this is very good thanks dudealicous

amy hynes by guest at 11:24 23/09/2010

thanks babe

Comment by guest at 21:39 14/10/2010

this is an excellent personal statement you realy know what you are talking about, I am applying for the same thing so i hope alongside you i get a place in the uni's i am opting for. x

Comment by guest at 17:53 21/10/2010

People are saying this is too long, but its not! you are actually under! its 4000 characters and this is one 3 and half. Its a given me a good insight to how it has been done! Thanks!

Comment by guest at 12:44 17/11/2010

very good and helpful just 1 question 1 0f 10 wtf? r ur parents rabbits

wow by guest at 11:55 29/09/2011

this is such a good personal statement and really helped me with mine- thankyou! :)

Comment by guest at 14:38 13/10/2011

Did Wolverhampton give you a place?

Comment by guest at 18:58 10/01/2012

wow! what an amazing statement! definitely given me inspiration to re-write mine x

Comment by guest at 15:45 22/09/2012

Very good! I'm currently writing mine (well, trying to write it) so yours helped me A LOT! Thanks!x