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I'm a non-believer, what do I put as my faith on a faith school application?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by princess_lola, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Morning,

    I'm currently applying for a super job at a RC school. On the application form it asks for my faith. What is the best thing to put? Non-believer, agnostic? I don't want to sound dismissive of religion, as I'm not.

    Thanks in advance...x
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Is this a simple 'word answer' or part of an explantion in your application? If the latter something along the lines of 'Whilst not having a personal faith, I would have no problem fully supporting the ethos and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church' (only if you would of course! ) If the former you may have to put 'agnostic'.
    Do wait and see if someone else has better advice though.
  3. Yes, it's a simple word answer, and was thinking agnostic sounds less dismissive than non-believer. Actually, the latter doesn't accurately describe one's faith really, does it? More like a lack of faith!

    Thanks for the advice re: the supporting statement too - much appreciated...x
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Agnostic (or Atheist) - but prepared to support school ethos fully
    If you can fit that in on the form. Just to set your stall out clearly at every stage.
    And do have a look at this thread which may also have some useful advice for your supporting statement:
    Dear Theo et al - Evidence of Christian commitment
    Tip for next time: If you would like an answer from me too, do put Dear Theo as part of your title. When I am pushed for time, I give priority to those that do.
    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.

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