• Interview Process for Primary Education with QTS

    What happened in the interview? I went with my Mum, Dad and best friend to the interview. When we arrived, we went in for a ‘Welcome’ talk in the lecture theatre where they told us the itinerary for the day. We went for a campus tour first while my Dad stayed for a Q&A session […]

  • How to prepare for Primary Education with QTS at Edge Hill

    Hello! September is edging closer and closer, and while I urge you to enjoy this time off as much as possible it is important to keep in mind that you are soon going to be a university student and organisation is absolutely paramount. If you are going into the Primary Ed course then look out […]

  • Primary Teaching Interviews

    Hello again! After recently being successful at an interview for a local teaching position, I thought I would collect a few handy tips that helped me when applying for post-grad jobs!  Be yourself I have learned that most people can see straight through anyone who is pretending to be someone they are not. The school […]

  • Planning lessons – where to start!

    Hey there! Since there are many of you who are starting your teaching course in September, I thought I would talk about planning lessons on professional practice. As you are likely to start your placement around January time, you have plenty of time to research and get support from university. I found the seminars before […]

  • Final Year Placement

    Hello everyone! I hope you all have that Friday feeling and have some nice weekend plans ahead! I have officially completed 8 weeks of my final professional practice with only 2 more to go! The time has flown by and what an incredible experience it has been! This is partly down to the support and […]

  • Information and Preparation for a Regional Teaching Placement 👩🏽‍🏫📚

    I’m not sure which other courses require you to go on placement but I know that for trainee teachers and trainee nurses it is compulsory. In your first year as a trainee teacher, placement is seven weeks. Last year it started in November, but this year we start in January. I think I would have […]

  • Summer Biology Internship

    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, it’s been over 12 months since I’ve been properly on campus – with an ERASMUS+ internship in Sweden and a placement year in the USA, it’s weird to be back! However, there’s no rest for the wicked so I’m back on another internship, this time a lot closer […]

  • Memorable Moments 2

    Hello! I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather! Continuing with my ‘memorable moments’ from my recent professional practice, I am going to be talking about a science lesson I taught to the year 4 pupils. After Edge Hill introduced this idea in a Science seminar, I knew I wanted to try it with […]

  • Memorable Moments 1

    Hello everybody! My second year placement for Primary Education has unfortunately come to an end. 8 weeks have flown by and I am feeling VERY sad to leave after building such strong relationships with the pupils and staff. There have been so many wonderful memories that are too special to put into one post… so I’m […]

  • Placement Magic

    Hi everyone! With my placement drawing to a close, I am starting to feel quite sad! 6 weeks have flown by and I only have 2 weeks left of teaching my year 4’s… but I hope to visit them again when they’re in year 5! So, here are some of the many reasons why professional practice […]