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Jobs advice

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by gossipgirl329, May 5, 2012.

  1. I am currently on a PGCE Primary 3-7 course - unfortunately, I won't finish the course until christmas as I was ill on my first placement and so am redoing it now, with my second placement due to take place in autumn. The course is going very well and all of the feedback I have received has been very positive.

    I was wondering if there is any point telephoning a school to express my interest in a position advertised for a September start - I understand there are likely to be many applicants per job, so I don't want to waste the school's time. However, the job seems perfect and if there is any chance my situation would be considered it might be worth a phone call.

    Any advice?

  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    The job might seem perfect for you, but are you the perfect candidate for them? What do you think makes you a more attractive candidate than someone who already has QTS and can work full time for them? This isn't meant to sound rude, but if you are going to consider applying then you need to have the answers to these questions clear in your mind and in your supporting statement if you are going to persuade the school to consider you.
  3. I didn't mean to sound big headed, I just didn't know if there would be as many applicants for part time jobs that's all. I'm sure they will find someone brilliant, but I just wondered whether it would be worth contacting them in case. Maybe not!
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    It is always worth following up an opportunity. However if your course does not finish until December and the post starts September then its not viable. In my experience there are lots of teachers now looking for part time and it can be difficult for an NQT to land part time working as the induction still has to be served but pro rata- more difficult to organise and manage.

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