Nationally, as well as on our course, certain groups are under-represented. These include men, people with disabilities and those from minority ethnic groups. If you are from one of these groups we would welcome very strongly an application from you. If you join the course we will ensure you are linked with appropriate supporting groups during the year.
Teaching is an excellent profession for the mature student. Children need teachers from a range of ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds. People who enter the profession later in life may have raised a family, have experience of working in industry or commerce, travelled or obtained qualifications through a variety of differing educational routes.
In Somerset we value these experiences.