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Dear Theo-Job application when on supply

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by dalton, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. dalton

    dalton New commenter


    Can I ask for some advice. I am applying for a job whilst on supply. On the application form it is asking about current employment, which I am not in but I am with different supply agencies but have only had a handful of jobs since after this half term. What should I put in this section?

    Thank you for your time.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hullo there!

    Always a conundrum when on supply, as there is the basic question: Is the agency my current employer?

    I suggest that you write this: Supply teaching in various schools e.g. X School. If you are applying to a school local to the area where you are doing supply, choose a well-respected school as school X.

    Only if you have actually taught there on supply, I mean!


    Now read this:

    Being on supply for ever!

    And then sit down for a long haul and read all these: I have included ones that aren't directly relevent to you for the benefit of other readers of this thread.

    Applying for a job in a school: I suggest that you read these in this order

    NQTs start here! *** N.B. ***

    Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere?

    Pre-application visits to schools

    Why you should always include an E.S. in an application

    How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice***

    How NOT to get shortlisted

    How do schools shortlist candidates?

    Common errors found in applications

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

    Who should be my referees?

    Can I see my references?

    Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written... ***NEW ***

    Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice ***

    Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification

    Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here ***

    Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education

    How can I provide details of examination results?

    Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad?

    No CPD to put on the application form!

    5 common errors in applications

    Come back later for the interview advice - start a new thread about it.

    Best wishes



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