I was wondering if not having Secondary teaching experience would hurt my application in math or computer science PGCE for Secondary.
I am an grad from Software engineering from 2019 and graduated a few months prior to COVID( literally 4-6 months) - life and COVID happened and 4 years pass in a blink of an eye and i lost the drive to enter the rat race that is junior web development and rebuild a portfolio after all those years. Oddly i super enjoy math at GCSE and a level and would be willing to pursue it as a teaching career.
I have looked at the teach experience direct gov website but it only list those super far from Bristol when i know there are 7 big local secondary schools nearby and 1 of those i went to 25 years ago - is it worth the pain to try and go to one of the teach experience schools or pester my local for classroom experience?
I am aiming to enter the course for 2024 September.