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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by peanutelle, May 5, 2012.

  1. If you have been working at a school for a year or so and want to change your
    role due to vacany being available when you write your letter to the head how do you refer to them eg , first name only , or mr / mrs harry taylor / mr / mrs taylor ! do you write your letter in a formal or informal way?
     
  2. If you have been working at a school for a year or so and want to change your
    role due to vacany being available when you write your letter to the head how do you refer to them eg , first name only , or mr / mrs harry taylor / mr / mrs taylor ! do you write your letter in a formal or informal way?
     
  3. I'd probably keep it formal tbh
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Even if you are on first-name terms with the head, always write 'Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss _______' in an internal letter of application.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, do be formal.
    And also remember with internal applications: it's all too easy to undersell yourself, because you think: Oh, I don't need to tell them everything that I do - they know all that already!.
    On the contrary, spell it all out, just as though you were applying to a school that didn't know you.
    Good luck!
    N.B. I shall not visit this thread again to answer a new question, so you will need to start a new one with any further questions. This makes sure that other posters know exactly what the questions are that are answered inside the thread.
    And if you want me to answer, then put Dear Theo in the title again!
    Thanks!
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT or Headship seminar on Saturday 19 May.
     

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