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Dear Theo - returning to Primary teaching

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mrsmb17, May 5, 2012.

  1. I qualified as a teacher in 2004, then spent a couple of years working on supply but didn't secure a position or complete my NQT year. Since then I've been teaching in colleges but I'm wanting to return to work in a primary school.
    A job has come up in a school I know, I teach their pupils as part of a school links scheme and I have spent a long time writing my letter of application following your tips, thank you! I wondered whether I should make mention of the fact that I am still technically an NQT but with several years teaching experience within my letter.
    The advert does mention that applications from NQTs are welcome so I wonder if that is what they are looking for. I'm hoping to make myself sound like a better prospect if that makes sense, like I have all the benefits of an NQT (ie cheaper!) but with all this experience under my belt. Thanks.
     
  2. I qualified as a teacher in 2004, then spent a couple of years working on supply but didn't secure a position or complete my NQT year. Since then I've been teaching in colleges but I'm wanting to return to work in a primary school.
    A job has come up in a school I know, I teach their pupils as part of a school links scheme and I have spent a long time writing my letter of application following your tips, thank you! I wondered whether I should make mention of the fact that I am still technically an NQT but with several years teaching experience within my letter.
    The advert does mention that applications from NQTs are welcome so I wonder if that is what they are looking for. I'm hoping to make myself sound like a better prospect if that makes sense, like I have all the benefits of an NQT (ie cheaper!) but with all this experience under my belt. Thanks.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You sum it up perfectly:
    So it is certainly worth mentioning that you are still to do your induction year, and saying that you are expecting to begin on M1
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT or Headship seminar on Saturday 19 May.
     

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