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Dear Theo: Have been asked to write about my learning journey

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by pineapplehead, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. pineapplehead

    pineapplehead New commenter

    Dear Theo
    Am in the process of applying for a much-wanted job, which on paper seems perfect and as part of the application I have been asked to write 350 words about 'my learning journey' plus another 350 words about what excites me about the school in question. I am completely stumped because the school does not appear to be asking for a regular personal statement, although I will check that before I send off the application.
    I'm just a bit stuck and not sure how to start, any ideas? With these type of exercises I'm fine once I get going, it's the getting going that's the issue.
    Thanks
    P
     
  2. pineapplehead

    pineapplehead New commenter

    Dear Theo
    Am in the process of applying for a much-wanted job, which on paper seems perfect and as part of the application I have been asked to write 350 words about 'my learning journey' plus another 350 words about what excites me about the school in question. I am completely stumped because the school does not appear to be asking for a regular personal statement, although I will check that before I send off the application.
    I'm just a bit stuck and not sure how to start, any ideas? With these type of exercises I'm fine once I get going, it's the getting going that's the issue.
    Thanks
    P
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    OK.
    They want to know what you have learned, and how.
    They are interested in things that are relevant to your job - so pedagogy and personal relationships are the key, in my view.
    Show that you are someone who thinks about how successful things are, and identifies ways to improve.
    Off you go!
    P.S. Do a nice executive summary too, of course.
    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.
     
  4. pineapplehead

    pineapplehead New commenter

    Thanks Theo
    I pretty much did as you suggested, plus something about lifelong learning as well.
    Now I've got to write another mini-essay about what excites me about teaching at this school, this is easier as I've gutted the website, Ofsted report and school newsletters for information.
    Cheers
    P
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Sounds as though it's going well!
    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.
     

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