i am just posting here to see others opinions, get some advice and maybe ease my worries.
I am currently in my second year at the open university doing an open degree which are based on childhood modules.
I really want to do a primary pgce afterwards but I have so many worries about if I will even get onto the pgce.
I don’t have any experience in schools and I know that I will probably need that to gain a better chance of being accepted however I don’t know when it is best to gain that experience.
I also don’t know how to get experience in schools! I mean surely they don’t just let anyone in to come and volunteer for a few days and you would need some information to provide them with but would doing a degree in childhood be sufficient enough for them to let me gain experience in their school?
I am just very worried about working hard on my three year degree and then not being accepted onto a pgce.
Any advice would be very much appreciated
Write to local schools saying you want some voluntary experience and explain why. You’ll need a DBS check and that’s free for volunteers.
Agreed with the above post. Many primary schools have volunteering programmes. There is also a school experience portal on the get into teaching website. Good luck!