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I'm applying to do Primary Education and did a school placement from Oct 2019-Feb 2020 as part of L3 BTEC Childcare. During lockdown I home schooled my younger sister who was in year 2, do you think I could write about home schooling her during lockdown in my personal statement or is this too flimsy to include?
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I'm applying to do Primary Education and did a school placement from Oct 2019-Feb 2020 as part of L3 BTEC Childcare. During lockdown I home schooled my younger sister who was in year 2, do you think I could write about home schooling her during lockdown in my personal statement or is this too flimsy to include?
Hi Amy,

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I'm applying to do Primary Education and did a school placement from Oct 2019-Feb 2020 as part of L3 BTEC Childcare. During lockdown I home schooled my younger sister who was in year 2, do you think I could write about home schooling her during lockdown in my personal statement or is this too flimsy to include?
Hello amyharryhollie :^_^: In my opinion I'd say yes to including those in your Personal Statement, as long as you can justify *exactly* what you were able to gain from it and explain how it is relevant. Don't just say "I home schooled during lockdown" and leave it at that - tell us what you learned from the experience and how you were able to grow/develop your skills as a future teacher. If you can't create a meaningful dialogue around what you got out of this then I'd say skip it out. I'd say your school placement is certainly relevant though and could be enough on it's own!

Definitely check out the resources from Get Into Teaching as well, they'll be a great help throughout your application process :hugs:

Best of luck with it!

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