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Dear Theo...job applications!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Robynal27, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I am an NQT and have completed a couple of job applications but the one I am currently tackling asks for something a bit different.

    The school have asked for, along with lots of other things, a summary of my continued professional development and the impact that certain parts of this have had on my teaching. As an NQT I have only completed transition point 1 so am I expected to discuss areas in which I wish to develop during my NQT year that are suitable to this particular school? Do I mention any strengths?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I think that this is an example of an application where they haven't thought this through properly.
    As a NQT not yet in employment, you do not yet have the teaching experience, nor have you yet had the CPD opportunities, to do this.
    If you are expected to fill this in as part of a form, then I suggest that you just write more or less what I have written above. If it is supposed to be part of your application, just ignore it.
    Do make sure that you read the advice in the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread. Many posters have found that this advice really works.
    read theo's advice and do the executive summary people, it really does work, seriously!!!!
    Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview
    The benefit of an executive summary
    Good luck!

    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!

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