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Hello, I’m in yr 11 and currently recovering from anorexia. I want to be a MFL teacher when I’m older, by the time I come to do my PGCE I’ll be fully recovered. So will my past issues affect my chances of becoming a teacher?
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Hello, I’m in yr 11 and currently recovering from anorexia. I want to be a MFL teacher when I’m older, by the time I come to do my PGCE I’ll be fully recovered. So will my past issues affect my chances of becoming a teacher?
If you are mentally and physically healthy then no. It would only get in the way if you let it get in the way
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If you are mentally and physically healthy then no. It would only get in the way if you let it get in the way
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Hiya,

I'm a third year student on a BAEd degree so, it's a little different from a PCGE but lot of the same stuff probably applies. Everyone at my Uni was required to fill in a 'fitness to teach' form. This was to outline any health issues. I had to disclose my mental illness and so was categorized as a 'type B' student teacher. This recognizes that you may need some extra support on your teaching placements, but does not stop you from becoming a teacher at all. It is up to you whether to disclose this to tour placement mentor or not. I chose not to, and so didn't receive any extra support, but it's a personal choice and you shouldn't be penalized for it. If going in to secondary education, you could even spin it as a positive. Mental health awareness is incredibly important with children/teens and you've experienced it first hand and come out of the other end! Hope this helped
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Hiya,

I'm a third year student on a BAEd degree so, it's a little different from a PCGE but lot of the same stuff probably applies. Everyone at my Uni was required to fill in a 'fitness to teach' form. This was to outline any health issues. I had to disclose my mental illness and so was categorized as a 'type B' student teacher. This recognizes that you may need some extra support on your teaching placements, but does not stop you from becoming a teacher at all. It is up to you whether to disclose this to tour placement mentor or not. I chose not to, and so didn't receive any extra support, but it's a personal choice and you shouldn't be penalized for it. If going in to secondary education, you could even spin it as a positive. Mental health awareness is incredibly important with children/teens and you've experienced it first hand and come out of the other end! Hope this helped
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Hello, I’m in yr 11 and currently recovering from anorexia. I want to be a MFL teacher when I’m older, by the time I come to do my PGCE I’ll be fully recovered. So will my past issues affect my chances of becoming a teacher?
Honestly, if you are in Y11, I wouldn't worry about this at the moment. You are a long way off applying to train to teach, and the application process may change anyway.

At the moment, you would have to disclose this information to the uni, and they would make an individual judgement about your "fitness to teach"- they might ask for an OH assessment if they were worried.
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