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Expression of interest...help!

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by MRK1, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. MRK1

    MRK1 New commenter

    Has anyone ever sent an expression of interest letter to a school that they would like to work in? How do you send such a letter without sounding desperate? I’m facing redundancy at the moment (it’s inevitable) and I need to be proactive about finding a job. Unfortunately, I can’t work just anywhere because of childcare commitments. Any advice or examples would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Ask to speak to whomever organises supply teaching at the school(s), and speak to them - offer your services for supply and mention casually that you're looking for a permanent post in town X or Y 'should one come up'. Might get you a foot in the door!
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  3. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Yes... I sent out several and one led to an interview and a job offer (although by the time they offered me a job I'd taken on a post elsewhere). No idea if I sounded desperate or not in them! I focused on all the positive reasons why I wanted to work in that particular school and why I thought I would be a good fit for them.

    What have you got to lose by trying?
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  4. MRK1

    MRK1 New commenter

    Thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a go and see how I get on I suppose

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