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Dear Theo - should I visit?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by TheoGriff, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    What a lucky chance!
    I think that "inviting" applicants to visit is rather like a shotgun wedding, since many schools discount you if you don't go.
    Most unfair, in my view, as there may be excellent reasons why it's not possible.
    If you can make it, I would go. And don't concentrate on the bricks and mortar, it's the learning, the interaction with children, the colleagues working together that are important.
    Go along, don't push yourself forward, but let them see you and remember what a nice, friendly, co-operative and effective teacher you were.
    Good luck!

    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.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I would definitely 'register my interest' by phoning to ask about a visit. After all they must be teaching somewhere at present & presumably the children & staff will be pretty much the same in the new building?
    If they say a visit is not a good idea at present, do put something in your application about how much you enjoyed your experience on placement at school etc. so they remember you.

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