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Dear Theo (and others!):Referring to Ofsted in application?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by becky70, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Good advice from Lara and to answer Q3 perhaps you could ring the school and ask for a copy of the person spec. In my area, it often isn't posted on the website and you have to contact the school directly.

  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Pick up a person spec when you visit, or at least ask.

    I have mentioned ofsted and been appointed and mentioned it and not even been interviewed.

    If the inspection isn't very old, it is relevant and there is space then mention it. If not, don't.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Some good advice here from our friends who have been holding the fort while I was away - thanks Minnie and Lara!
    Q1 If the Ofsted is not too old, then mention it. Over 12 or 18 months, they should have got it sorted by now
    Q2 It is ALWAYS worth applying even if there are "favoured" or internal candidates. No-one is going to deliberately appoint a second-best candidate. Go for it!
    Q3 Find a similar job on the TES Jobs and use their job spec. Head your columns something like; A suitable candidate would have.... I have
    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.
    By popular demand! In response to Tessers e-mailing in: another Job Seminar now on Saturday 14th May:
    The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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