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Dear Theo.....fourth time lucky!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by daisyj, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo and others,

    I am completing another application with the executive summary (unfortunately hasn't been first time lucky with me, but it still seems like the best advice I've been given so far as it really does sort your head out as to why I suit the school)

    But I'm getting a bit stumped with the 'Professional Development' section as I only completed my PGCE in July 2011. On two applications I literally listed everything.

    Do I outline all of my lecture headings, INSET headings etc, or can I put something about completing my PGCE recently so my professional knowledge of teaching is very strong?

    Advice appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Daisy
     
  2. Dear Theo and others,

    I am completing another application with the executive summary (unfortunately hasn't been first time lucky with me, but it still seems like the best advice I've been given so far as it really does sort your head out as to why I suit the school)

    But I'm getting a bit stumped with the 'Professional Development' section as I only completed my PGCE in July 2011. On two applications I literally listed everything.

    Do I outline all of my lecture headings, INSET headings etc, or can I put something about completing my PGCE recently so my professional knowledge of teaching is very strong?

    Advice appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Daisy
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Golly, that's a lot to read through!
    I think that they are looking for more than just the PGCE. But some parts of it are worth mentioning, if it was extras, like CP.
    You say there that you have done INSET: when? Whilst on your TP, or while doing Supply? In which case put something along the lines of:
    Regularly participate in school-based CPD on topics including X, Y and Z.
    Child Protection/Safeguarding is BOUND to be one of these that you have done some time or other, so make sure that you put this down.
    Best wishes
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  4. Oh golly, I actually got an interview with this application and now completely panicking.
    37 apps and 3 interviews later!
    Thanks for your help, I'm going to read through the section of preparing for interview now.
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Wishing you all the very best for it.
    You can add yourself to the interview reminder thread if you like, so we can all keep our fingers crossed. You don't have to be specific about the day-can just say which week.
     

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