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Dear Theo - Independent schools and importance of university attended

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Ozzie777, May 4, 2012.

  1. Ozzie777

    Ozzie777 New commenter

    I am currently working in the maintained sector, but want to work at A-level in one of my academic subjects. I have put in a total of 40 applications - 14 of these have been to independent schools, but only resulted in one interview, whilst the 26 applications to maintained sector schools has resulted in 10 interviews. I have two degrees and am working towards an MSc. My first degree is from a university in Australia, my second and my MSc are with the Open University. Is this likely to be a major factor in preventing me from being shortlisted in independent schools and as such am I wasting my time putting in applications?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ozzie777

    Ozzie777 New commenter

    I am currently working in the maintained sector, but want to work at A-level in one of my academic subjects. I have put in a total of 40 applications - 14 of these have been to independent schools, but only resulted in one interview, whilst the 26 applications to maintained sector schools has resulted in 10 interviews. I have two degrees and am working towards an MSc. My first degree is from a university in Australia, my second and my MSc are with the Open University. Is this likely to be a major factor in preventing me from being shortlisted in independent schools and as such am I wasting my time putting in applications?

    Thanks.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    It might be, for a few of the top HMC schools.
    But more and more, the indy sector is looking for outstanding teachers who are willing to make a wide contribution to the school.
    How much did you write about the different sporting and other activities that you would like to train, lead, organise, develop? The whole extra-curricular or co-curricular side is very important to these schools.
    Have a look at the Independent Forum, open the Welcome thread there, and generally have a browse in the forum too. From reading other posts, you'll see the sort of thing that people consider important for getting a job in an indy school.
    Best wishes
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