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how essential is essential?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by aredwinedrinker, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. i have just seen my ideal job, although it says a subject specialism is essential, does that mean you have to have specialised in uni in that subject or can you just (claim) an interest and passion for it? thanks
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    This must surely depend on the post.

    If it is for a secondary maths teacher, then yes a degree in maths and a PGCE specialising in maths would be essential.

    If it is for a primary post, then evidence of an interest and passion and evidence of how that enhances work in the classroom, not just vague statements, would possibly be enough.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    They'll want to see a good subject knowledge of the specialism required but not neccessarily for you to have studied it to Uni.level, but you will need to have some evidence of this.
    For example my 'main' subject was education & German, but I'm able to demonstrate good subject knowledge in French & Spanish and evidence of success in other subjects during my career.
  4. thank you for your replies, it is a primary position and the specialism is PE, i am an NQT so don't have evidence of implementing in within a job based role but i can use placements and personal experience and hobbies?!


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