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job application advice needed

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by kieron79, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hi, first post so going to make it brief. I am currently teaching in an all boys catholic school and have been a Head of Year for the [past 3 years with an additional responsibility for transition with a particular emphasis on transition between KS2-3 and KS4-5.

    Thanks

     
  2. Hi, first post so going to make it brief. I am currently teaching in an all boys catholic school and have been a Head of Year for the [past 3 years with an additional responsibility for transition with a particular emphasis on transition between KS2-3 and KS4-5.

    Thanks

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    What does the job/person spec say?
    Doesn't it expect you to have experience of UCAS applications? Do you have this? Getting uni places, including Oxbridge, may well be a major criterion, and you will need to show wide experience of this, is my guess.
    Is it a SLT post, on the Leadership team? If so, 3 years Middle Ledaership may be a little too little.
    My advice is to do a draft executive summary to see how you fit their requirements. (If you are a newbie here, then go to the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread for info on this).
    And also make sure that you read the general FAQs and other info inside the Independent Forum Welcome thread.
    Whatever you decide - best of 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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Missed the bit about just one school (so much easier for an oldie like me if you number your questions!).
    If it's part of the person spec to have experience of more than one school, yes!
    But otherwise, as long as you fit the other requirements, it shouldn't be too much of a problem

    ____________________________________________________________
    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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  5. Thanks for getting back to me, I seem to hit all of the essentials, but the desirable sections asks for experience in at least two schools<font size="3">Essential
    Thanks
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If you think so, then give it a go!
    How do you fit in with Market awareness? You'll need to mug up on their competitor schools for that. Consider also how the Govt's White paper, with its impact on state school funding and thus number of A-levels offered, could impact on this private sixth form. How about any local indy Boys' schools - do they take girls in sixth form? If they do, are they likely to start taking them lower down - several have gone co-ed this way. If they don't take them, are they likely to? How do you judge this likeliness?
    Best of 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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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