My own reception teacher inspired me to be a teacher. I knew I wanted to be just like her! I thought: if I can be as good a teacher as she is, then I want to give it a go. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher, so I took the relevant paths at each stage to give me the best chance of getting into university.
I studied a BEd in Primary Teaching with Qualified Teacher Status. The application to university was not as stressful as everyone says. The course was enjoyable and gave a real insight to what being a teacher is like. The placements were really useful as well, because you got to learn on the job. I moved away into halls for the first year, then moved into a house with friends for second and third year.
Find out more about student finance before applying. Training to become a teacher is hard, especially the first year, but have faith, you can do it! Also, being aware there are...