Hi, I have had my school direct interview today and got a phonecall earlier on. However I was at work so I now have to wait....finding it very difficult lol
They phoned the next day and I got an offer!!! :-) now have to choose SD or PGCE???
Thank you x
I have researched both both and there seems to be pros and cons for both, for example-SD you start straight away and get to build those important relationships and become a valued team member. In the PGCE it is more gradual but research suggests that this option allows you to reflect on practice away from the setting and build key knowledge from being at uni more, but you could argue you get a realistic view in SD.
I loved my PGCE interview, not so much the SD (although I have another on the 26th) I didn't like the process, straight in two tests , no greeting, late and lots of hanging around.
I have put in for advanced early years - PGCE have accepted this but SD want me to do general primary.
I am a TA in a primary school working in mixed age reception and year 1. Been there nearly 5 years. Prior to this I was a deputy supervisor at a pre school setting for 3 years. The headteacher where I work has asked me if I will consider the school to be one of my placements which the PGCE would allow because I do love it there.
So as you can see lots to think about -you are right some routes work better for others. It's such a big decision I want to make the right one :-/ x
Yes, I think I am going to choose the PGCE. Like you say it is important to feel happy and valued for what you are and I didnt feel it on the SD.
Thank you so much for your advice, it really helps and puts things into perspective!
How are you getting on with your skills tests? Have you applied for student finance - does everyone qualify do you know? xx
Oh wow, well done!!! I am really stressed about the maths :-/ is the real test as hard as the practice ones? I think I am just about getting it, but I know there was some kind of confusion because the tests were different to the practice ones?!
Oh ok, I will sort out student finance when I pass the tests and accept the course. Fingers crossed :-0
I am going to Worcester- I am already a student there, finishing my top up degree :-)
How about you?
Yes, I have the Mark Patmore too! So, you think the numeracy ready is worth a purchase? I have heard so much about it!
Great, I just want to pass them now and get them out of the way. Im such a worrier!!!
I'm sure I already posted on this thread to introduce myself, but I can't seem to find the post. So I'll go again. I'm a mature (by definition, at least) applicant - I turn 36 (or 37) this summer, and I've been working in a SEN school for the last 4½ years. I've applied (and been offered places) on Secondary Computer Science courses - one a PGCE, the other SD. I passed me skills tests a couple of months ago, and am now brushing up my knowledge ready for September. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to ask!
On a side note, does anyone know at what point an ITT provider will ask you to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course? I've had a conditional offer that says I should seek to improve my subject knowledge, and when I asked about it, they gave me some areas to look at, but there's been no mention of a formal SKE. I'm assuming they'd have mentioned it in my offer letter...what do you think?
I have an interview on thursday and have to do a 40 minute lesson to 31 year 3's... AHHH.
My letter just says it will be followed by an interview, but no indication as to what will be in the interview. Any ideas?