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Dear Theo or anyone else! Urgent.

Discussion in 'Independent' started by best75, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. I asked for a job application pack and they sent one with a few
    files included. One document is titled 'Job Description' and at the top
    it says they're looking to dynamic, passionate teacher etc. It says the
    post should be suitable for those with experience of teaching KS3-5. And
    then there's a whole list of points which I'm assuming is the job
    description? It says things like:

    Key focus:
    - To teach classes as timetable in KS3
    - To make a contribution to the post 16 curriculum
    -To use AFL for continous improvement
    -To plan and deliver high quality lessons on a regular basis
    -To ensure the level of challenge set for students is realistic etc.
    + 10 more points

    So
    is this job description and person spec combined? Because at the end of
    this doc it says to write a supporting letter which covers all the
    points made in the 'person spec'.

    If the key focus part
    is the person spec, do I have to write a paragraph to talk about each
    point? Or can I just write it like a letter?

    I didn't want to email the school incase the job description is the person spec!
    Please help!
     
  2. I asked for a job application pack and they sent one with a few
    files included. One document is titled 'Job Description' and at the top
    it says they're looking to dynamic, passionate teacher etc. It says the
    post should be suitable for those with experience of teaching KS3-5. And
    then there's a whole list of points which I'm assuming is the job
    description? It says things like:

    Key focus:
    - To teach classes as timetable in KS3
    - To make a contribution to the post 16 curriculum
    -To use AFL for continous improvement
    -To plan and deliver high quality lessons on a regular basis
    -To ensure the level of challenge set for students is realistic etc.
    + 10 more points

    So
    is this job description and person spec combined? Because at the end of
    this doc it says to write a supporting letter which covers all the
    points made in the 'person spec'.

    If the key focus part
    is the person spec, do I have to write a paragraph to talk about each
    point? Or can I just write it like a letter?

    I didn't want to email the school incase the job description is the person spec!
    Please help!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, they are assuming that this is a person who can do all that, I think.
    Have you read the advice in the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread on JobSeekers? Doing an executive summary would help you here. Do that, and then a letter that is concentrating more on you and what you can offer rather than a paragraph about each point, which would look daft.
    Best wishes
    _________________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review 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.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    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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