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Applying for September roles

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by aman_dhesi, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. aman_dhesi

    aman_dhesi New commenter

    Good Morning

    I am a NQT and have completed two terms. I have been doing supply teaching since January which has been up and down. I have been applying for jobs for September but so far I have not been selected for an interview. I have had interviews in the past so I have had successful applications before. Is it harder to get interviews for September roles due to the volume of applications? I have started to panic if I will get a job for September or will I be doing supply. I have done 5 applications so far and have been unsuccessful in 3 and still waiting for 2. The subject I teach is Business Studies.

    Look forward to your responses.

    Mr D
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Five applications is not many. At this point in the year, everyone currently training will be applying, and as they begin to get jobs, there will be fewer people applying for each post. After May, serving teachers are also knocked out, as they will have passed the resignation date. There's always a last wave of vacancies after the May resignation deadline, and there's plenty of time before that.

    Get someone to have a look at your applications and check whether there are improvements you could make. Tailor applications to the schools - obviously much of what you say will be the same, but demonstrate that you've researched the school, and make sure you address anything they ask for.

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