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Have been asked to apply for a permanent post at the school I am working for at present

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by janniejoanne, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. janniejoanne

    janniejoanne New commenter

    Hello all,

    I was wondering if anyone could give me suggestion on what I should put into a supporting letter for a school I am already working in. I am getting myself into such a lather about it. See my friend was asked by the head teacher to do the same, in a different school i might add, she had worked there for over a year as a supply and then as a temporary teacher then she was asked to apply for the permenant post which she did, then was told she didnt get the job but the headteacher the deputy head and the chair of governors wanted her to work their but the other teacher who had applied had just shone that bit brighter. My friend cant figure out where she went wrong and has since been asked back to the school to cover the teacher that got the job, strange but the new teacher has gone on long term sickness.
    My question is how in goodness name do I write the supporting statement do I write it like as if I have never worked in the school before so I treat it as a total new job application or do I try and use my old application and supporting letter that I used a few months ago but maybe twik it a little bit. When I do the opening paragraph do I make it clear that I work in the school or do I write it saying things I have done in the school and the things I would like to carry on doing and maybe introduce.

    I am so confussed about it I have only 1 week to apply Please Please Help!!!!!!

    :S
    Janniejoanne

     
  2. janniejoanne

    janniejoanne New commenter

    Hello all,

    I was wondering if anyone could give me suggestion on what I should put into a supporting letter for a school I am already working in. I am getting myself into such a lather about it. See my friend was asked by the head teacher to do the same, in a different school i might add, she had worked there for over a year as a supply and then as a temporary teacher then she was asked to apply for the permenant post which she did, then was told she didnt get the job but the headteacher the deputy head and the chair of governors wanted her to work their but the other teacher who had applied had just shone that bit brighter. My friend cant figure out where she went wrong and has since been asked back to the school to cover the teacher that got the job, strange but the new teacher has gone on long term sickness.
    My question is how in goodness name do I write the supporting statement do I write it like as if I have never worked in the school before so I treat it as a total new job application or do I try and use my old application and supporting letter that I used a few months ago but maybe twik it a little bit. When I do the opening paragraph do I make it clear that I work in the school or do I write it saying things I have done in the school and the things I would like to carry on doing and maybe introduce.

    I am so confussed about it I have only 1 week to apply Please Please Help!!!!!!

    :S
    Janniejoanne

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    It sounds hopeful that they have asked you to apply, but I can see that you are taking this seriously - it would be daft to count your chickens before they are hatched and put in a scruffy application.
    |Yes, do it exactly as though it were an external application. Main failure of internal applicants is that they think "Oh they know what I do" and so don't bother to say it, in either the letter or the interview.
    Yes, say what you do, and particularly how you would develop the role, what you would like to introduce with the support of your colleagues.
    Read the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread to get extra help.
    Good luck!

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    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.
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