An effective personal statement

 

 We ask everyone who applies for a place at Kingsbridge to tell us why they want to join us. The personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to us. We want to know why you want to be a teacher and what drives you. We want to feel your passion for your chosen career path and we want to hear about what you have done so far to make it happen.

 

We give you 4,000 characters to tell your story and it’s up to you to make the most of it. The kind of things we’re looking for include your skills and experience, not just in teaching but in all aspects of life. We want to hear about your determination to make a difference to the lives of children and young people and the personal attributes that you possess that will help you to do this.

 

Make sure you proof read your statement before submitting - it’s a good idea to get someone else to read through it as well. Remember - articulation, grammar, spelling, punctuation and presentation are what we are all about!

 

UCAS offers some great tips on how to write your personal statement and you can find them here.