Personal Statement and Reference

Personal Statement

  • The personal statement demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  • There is evidence of work in more than one school and that some of this work has been voluntary. This experience has been reflected on.
  • There is evidence of other experiences that have promoted personal development, for example previous work or career, helping with voluntary organisations such as Scouts or Guides, charities or other experiences.
  • The personal statement is articulate and interesting and is grammatically sound.


  • The reference is very positive in terms of academic achievement and highly recommends applicant for teaching.
  • The reference describes the applicant’s personal qualities and attributes.
  • The reference outlines prior experience in the classroom or other educational setting.

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