Personal statement

Getting your personal statement right in your application is essential.

It’s your opportunity to stand out from the other applicants, who on paper could be very similar to you. We recommend that you include the following in your application:

  • Your commitment to teaching  -  include sharing your experiences of recent school observation visits, showing an understanding of what life as a physics teacher is really like and your knowledge of the UK school system.
  • Your teaching qualities – show that you have great communication skills and empathy with young people. Being reflective is a great teacher quality, so comment and give opinions on your school observations and try to bring your profile on paper to life.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has some great application tools and tips.



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