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Dear Theo- 2nd post personal statement

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by attentionseeker1, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I have found a new job to apply for after completing two years at my first school where I completed my NQT year. I have revisited some personal statements written as a PGCE student and realised that I will have to start literally from scratch as not even one sentence still seems relevant.

    I just wondered if you had any advice on what headteachers are looking for in the statements of someone moving onto their second post, as a lot of the advice I have found online has been related to PGCE students.

    Do you still discuss your PGCE training etc. or is it best to only focus on very recent achievements? I am still in a classroom teacher role but am very keen to take on my first departmental or whole school responsibility and have been trying to gain experience to support me in this.

    Thanks for any advice offered!

     
  2. Hi,
    I have found a new job to apply for after completing two years at my first school where I completed my NQT year. I have revisited some personal statements written as a PGCE student and realised that I will have to start literally from scratch as not even one sentence still seems relevant.

    I just wondered if you had any advice on what headteachers are looking for in the statements of someone moving onto their second post, as a lot of the advice I have found online has been related to PGCE students.

    Do you still discuss your PGCE training etc. or is it best to only focus on very recent achievements? I am still in a classroom teacher role but am very keen to take on my first departmental or whole school responsibility and have been trying to gain experience to support me in this.

    Thanks for any advice offered!

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If you look on this page and the next you will find a couple of threads where people have asked this same question and I answered in full.
    Basically, you don't have My Personal Statement, but an individual letter or statement for each job.
    No, don't mention your PGCE anymore.
    Do read the FAQs and the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread - they will help you produce a good effective application. Or if you wish to really make an investment in your future, you could consider either the Application seminars or a one-to-one. But have a look at the free advice first.
    Best of luck!
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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