The statement below was taken from the Times Educational Supplement website and is an example of a successful personal statement for an NQT primary pool. It has been annotated to help demonstrate one approach to structuring a statement (but not the only one). As with a cv it is important that your personal statement (or letter of application) is informed by the job description - what exactly is your potential employer looking for (essential and desirable skills and experience) - and how can you demonstrate you can fulfil that criteria within a 1 ½ to 2 page statement. It is always good to include some personal attributes, but don’t forget in many ways this is a business document as well. Employers want to see that you can do the job in question, use your statement to prove you can!Due to the annotation this statement below runs to about 2 ½ pages. It is usually recommended to try and stay to no more than 2 pages in a statement. Once again use the statement below as an example/template but be sure to make your statement your own. Example of a Personal Statement for an NQT Primary PoolI first became interested in primary teaching through working with a local Brownie Pack,something I have done since I was 15, training to become a leader in the process. This made me realise I enjoyed working with this age range, and school experience confirmedteaching as a career choice. My subsequent four-year BA Primary Education course at N University has served further to fire my enthusiasm and prepared me effectively to take responsibility for my own class.My degree has trained me to cover all National Curriculum subjects, and my subjectspecialisms are Design and Technology and English, with an elective in Drama. I have also studied Design and Technology at Subject Leader level, and am going to be jointlypresenting an INSET session for teachers on Computer Control; I would eventually like tobe the coordinator for this subject in the school in which I work.During my degree I have undertaken two practices in Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2 and 2) and a further two in Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6), my preferred phase. These included schools in inner city deprived areas and a school in a former mining town. These practices have given me a good understanding of the primary curriculum and of what makes effective teaching.