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Dear Theo- should I mention how i could use my international school contacts

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Curae, May 4, 2012.

  1. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    Hi,
    I am applying to a very high achieving Catholic state school with strong international links.
    I myself have very strong connections with two international schools in Spain (eg my cousin is director of studies at one of these institutions.
    I have been told by my teacher friends to include this fact in my letter of application. My husband thinks it is a good idea but also thinks it could be deemed unprofessional unless stated very carefully -( I would not mention my family connection)
    I really would like to establish links with these schools and my potential future school eg setting up international Math challenges and or student exchanges/cultural visits especially as this is part of the school's international ethos.
    Q - Do you think I should briefly write/mention my ideas on establishing such links as something I could offer ?
    Please advise
     
  2. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    Hi,
    I am applying to a very high achieving Catholic state school with strong international links.
    I myself have very strong connections with two international schools in Spain (eg my cousin is director of studies at one of these institutions.
    I have been told by my teacher friends to include this fact in my letter of application. My husband thinks it is a good idea but also thinks it could be deemed unprofessional unless stated very carefully -( I would not mention my family connection)
    I really would like to establish links with these schools and my potential future school eg setting up international Math challenges and or student exchanges/cultural visits especially as this is part of the school's international ethos.
    Q - Do you think I should briefly write/mention my ideas on establishing such links as something I could offer ?
    Please advise
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Include, briefly, a reference to a professional link that could be of use to the school that you are applying for, but do NOT include anything personal. Your husband has the right idea there!
    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 am contributing to the Moving into SLT and Headship seminar on 5th May
     
  4. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    Thanks Theo for your prompt response. I will now complete yet another application form aswell as enjoying the long weekend.
    Enjoy your holiday
    Cristina
     
  5. Can i be nosy and ask which school?! PM me if you get a second.
     

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