Hello everyone, I am new to this forum so please bare with me. I am 23 years of age, and graduated in 2006. I had obtained a 2:1 in law, took a year out contemplating what i wanted to do as a career. Teaching had always been an option but i never persued it and instead opted to do the Legal Practice Course instead which i have just completed in 2010. However I have now decided that i no longer want to go down the legal route. I am now considering becoming a primary teacher and applying for a PGCE this spetember, yet my problem is that i cannot seem to get any work experience in a primary school. I have called a couple of primary schools in my local area and have been told by the admin staff that they do not have any voluntary work palcements. Failing this, i resorted to sending letters to primary schools in my local area addressed to the head teacher, but still have not heard anything. I am also sending my CV with the letter, I was thinking this may be my downfall given that it is predominantly legal (Law degree, legal realted work exprience, etc). maybe the headteachers think that i am notserious eneough i dont know its just a thought. Should i just send the letter and not the CV. The only experience that i do have is that i help my little sister with her homework on a daily basis, but how would i convey this? I was wondering if you could please give me some advice or tell me what i am doing wrong. This is the letter that i am sending to local schools in my area: '' <font face="Calibri">Dear (Name of headteacher), </font> e. I come from a predominantly Legal background having obtained an Upper Second Class degree in Law. However, the role of a teacher is one that I am greatly interested in and would like to gain further knowledge and experience into what this position entails, and was wondering if was possible to undertake a 2-3 week work placement at (X Primary School.) I will be applying for my PGCE this September and seek to gain first-hand experience and awareness of the classroom environment in preparation for the course. It would be a great enhancement to my knowledge and understanding of education if you were to permit me to observe a class at any level. I have attached my Curriculum Vitae for your consideration. I would be willing to come in for a visit, prior to commencing any work placement and look forward to discussing this opportunity with you further. I have work, academic and personal references available on request. Yours sincerely, <font face="Calibri"> </font> X ''