Whether you’re a career changer, thinking about starting a BEd or you’re planning on taking the PGCE route you’ll find lots of advice here. Charlie Taylor will answer new topics containing "Dear Charlie" in the subject.
I am currently in the final year of an Education based degree. I have been interviewed for a PGCE Primary place and been conditionally accepted (subject to 2:1, as I've already completed the Skills Tests). I now have a School Direct (unsalaried) interview soon.
I was just curious, from an employers perspective, if a school had one vacancy and you had got it down to two people, who had done the same degree, who were equally qualified, had performed the same in the interview etc and you could not decide between them, would you look at their route into teaching? PGCE vs SD? What would you / your school do to decide who should get the job?
Also, would you advise or discourage people from going down the SD route?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
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