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Academy goes for amazing and innovating new teaching job spec

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mrsmumbles, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

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  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I'd love to hear the opinion of someone currently working there.
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  3. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I've taught History. I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole; to smug, too "witty", too full of itself and somewhat insulting (I can't be specific, it just feels it) about the subject I love.
    Mrsmumbles, sbkrobson and Laphroig like this.
  4. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Re: Grove Academy. The autocorrect has put an r in the school's name by mistake.
    . [​IMG]
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  5. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    They are just trying to make the job sound more interesting then it actually is, Lots of employers do it but few potential candidates really believe it.

    I suppose it gives HR something to do. o_O
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    It might appeal to younger entrants to the profession to whom I suspect it is targeted, not us old and somewhat more sceptical nay expensive codgers.
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  7. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    And sometimes, ads like this, can ensure the people they don't want, don't apply.
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I quite liked the ad... made me curious.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Oddly enough I could have a crack at a History of Magic post - my second subject was History and my Great-Great-Grandad was a music hall magician for most of his working life. :)
  10. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Sounds great, but they'll turn out to be a load of dodgy tricksters.
  11. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Sounds like they're after a bit of a Colin Hunt

    Or the Head's one.

  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I could do it.
  13. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Go for it then!!!! 'A successful candidate will be in a prime position to help us shape the teaching of history across the whole school in the future.' Goodness me . . . . yes and goodness me again! It is a chance of a lifetime. I'm definitely coming out of retirement for this opportunity!!!! Old? No, never!
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  14. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Let's think-which subject represents (one of) the most difficult in which to find yourself a teaching job? That would be History.
    And which subject represents the easiest in which to find yourself a job? That would be Science.
    Am I the only one who has spotted that in a superfluous contrivance of over one thousand words, there is a pivotal and unambiguous cluster of twelve words indicating that actually they want a Science teacher?
    Look again-I did not have to hot iron a faded document written in orange juice to get this. It's right there plonk in the last third of the advert.
    Obviously the UPS potential is at the start. Along with the fact of the job being suitable for an NQT. So why would any applicant possibly want to read to the end?
    I guess they're looking for somebody who's pretty stupid.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  15. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Lead commenter

    Did they forget to add the instruction meet us on platform 9 3/4 Or muggles need not apply?
    "Curiouser and curiouser "said Alice quite forgetting her grammar!
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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Yes. The first project would be about the science that allowed the prehistoric to become the historic.
  17. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Evidence of raising achievement. So, usual reference with requirement of results and tracking data to be provided. Sigh.
    Mrsmumbles likes this.
  18. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Why does the OP think it is amazing ?
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It wasn't inane adverts alone that stopped me watching the telly. It began when I refused to watch ITV any longer or listen to commercial radio when inane adverts interrupted my enjoyment of music.

    If the Tories have their way, they'll make the BBC have inane adverts instead of the licence fee, so it becomes an even faster race to the bottom.

    What is so difficult about flogging a teaching job these days, that they need to resort to the same tactics used to sell margarine to a reluctant public? "Can you tell talk from mutter?" "I can't believe it isn't butter?"

    From my perspective as an employer, I can't believe that what passes for education these days isn't just margarine pretending to be butter, supported by the same lies that butter was unhealthy, when the truth is that it's sugar that is that does the damage and people are now unwell from being told to substitute unhealthy margarines instead of butter to support the sugar industry.

    Ad campaigns that can sell schitt to an unsuspecting nation have been shown to be effective, so why wouldn't similar ad campaigns work as effectively in flogging schitt jobs to teachers?

    If I was in charge of attracting young teachers into the profession today, I wouldn't go over the top like this ad did. I'd just say the package includes a top of the range, latest mobile phone; and then you'll be inundated with gormless idiots signing their lives away to a career of misery.
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  20. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Delivering excellence.

    A classic, that one.
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