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Dear Theo, relocating back to England

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by kewlkanga, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="post">I have been teaching Maths is a secondary school in Scotland for nearly 2 years now. Fortunately my husband has been promoted but unfortunately this has meant relocating again........ this time to North Yorkshire. This will be a long term move.
    I have "cold called" - written to several schools within a 25mile radius of where we will be moving to in the hope thay have something on the back boiler. There are post available but the nearest is 1hour away, quite a bit to travel morning and night.
    Previous to moving to Scotland I was teaching maths in England. I need to catch up with what is the latest in education but particularly maths in England. Additionally any suggested CPD.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Always exciting to move somewhere new, but then there's the concern about getting the job.
    Cold calling and unsolicited letters rarely work nowadays. Even if you write to them, they still expect you to see their ad and apply like anyone else, except for doung supply for them. The best you could do would be to find the actual name of the Head of maths and write directly - addressing the letter NOT to the Head of maths but to Mr T Griff, Giggleswick School.
    Or whatever the real name and school are.
    So first thing is to set up a Job Alert.
    * * * * How to set up a Job Alert * * * * Next is to make sure that any application shows off your strengths - so read and learn from the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread. Loads of posters find that the executive summary really pays off.
    I'm not the person to tell you about specialist stuff like this - my advice would be useless! So best to try asking on the maths Forum.
    Best wishes.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.

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