"I chose to teach in secondary as I felt I could make an impact"
By Emily Buckingham, PGCE Secondary PE Graduate, Teacher at the Regis School
From as far back as I can remember I wanted to be a PE teacher.
It was the one subject where my teachers inspired me to be my best and encouraged me to push myself further.
After completing my BA Hons in Physical Education and Sports Coaching at the University, it seemed only right to take the final step of achieving my dream through the PGCE. I chose to teach in secondary as I felt I could make an impact on an important age group, where PE begins to lose importance and favour. I wanted to share my love and passion of PE with those who may not have had such positive experiences.
The support, facilities and quality of teaching at Chichester is at the highest level, with specialist lecturers ensuring we were prepared in all areas before beginning our school placements. Being a small and close knit community, the amount of support available was incredible.
I could not have asked for a more amazing experience and would recommend highly to anyone looking for a first class experience in teaching practice!
We have a vast range of PGCE specialisms to offer, get into teaching here: www.chi.ac.uk/teaching
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