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Dear Theo - evidence of raising children's levels

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by ellie_rose, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. ellie_rose

    ellie_rose New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I am applying around a few jobs at the moment as my contract is coming to an end. I have been at my school for about 4 months and in that time, I've managed to raise children's APP levels and it has been commented on in progress meetings. I would like to show this in interviews as I think it will make my applications/interviews stronger but what can I take as evidence? Should I take children's work or the data or something else?

    Also, I am re-applying for my current job but I'm finding it hard to explain in my statement why I'm suited to it. I am already doing the job so I know I can do it, but I'm not sure how to effectively put this into words without sounding awkward. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    So say something like ' My ability to raise children's APP levels in xxxx has been commented on in progress meetings'.
    As to applying for your current job DON'T ASSUME they know it! Spelll it out, just as you would for any other application.
  3. ellie_rose

    ellie_rose New commenter

    Thanks. I just feel that I need something to back it up, as anyone can say that. I'm fully aware that I need to spell it out and not assume I've got it, I'm just finding it hard thinking what to say.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    They may say it, (though they shouldn't if it's not true of course), but you know if they phone to check up,that your statement <u>can</u> be verified.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well, it's not a murder trial in the High Court, you don't have to have that level of proof!
    Seriously, you are right to consider this, but an over-insistence on proving things would mean that every interviewee turned up with a large suitcase on wheels. Just make a statement of the facts; if they did wish to verify it, they could.
    In my recent performance review, I was commended for 24/27 children moving 2 levels in 4 months.
    Or whatever it really was - cannot now see your first post as replying to the later one. Sorry [​IMG]
    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 am contributing to the Moving into SLT and Headship seminar on 5th May

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