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Applying for jobs

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Brint, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Brint

    Brint New commenter

    Hi

    I am currently on a PGCE programme but I left my second placement because I was unhappy at the school. I did very well on my first placement. My training provider are looking for another placement for me but it is taking time and now that it is Easter break it looks like I won't have a placement for another fortnight at least. I really need to start applying for jobs for September, will I be at a disadvantage not having started a second placement? Is it possible to avoid mentioning that I am not currently on a placement? Would I be better off waiting until I get a placement before applying for jobs?
     
  2. Brint

    Brint New commenter

    Hi

    I am currently on a PGCE programme but I left my second placement because I was unhappy at the school. I did very well on my first placement. My training provider are looking for another placement for me but it is taking time and now that it is Easter break it looks like I won't have a placement for another fortnight at least. I really need to start applying for jobs for September, will I be at a disadvantage not having started a second placement? Is it possible to avoid mentioning that I am not currently on a placement? Would I be better off waiting until I get a placement before applying for jobs?
     
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    You can apply but will you be able to start in sept if your placement is delayed? x
     
  4. Brint

    Brint New commenter

    Well, my training provider have said that I am still on track to complete my PGCE before the end of July, that may change if I don't get a placement before the end of April. My concern is that I will have to explain why I left my second placement in a job interview or I may be judged based on the fact I am not on a school placement. I had good reason for leaving my placement but it's not something I would like to discuss in a job interview.
     
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    It will depend upon how much your first referee can write about your classroom work. Second references are normally stronger as there is more about your teaching in them. You need to apply to met the application deadlines so suggest you contact your first referee and gauge their opinion
     

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