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NQT applying for Head fo Department positions

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by hiron79, May 1, 2011.

  1. I teach Geography so a one-man department is not an option unfortunately. Thanks for your feedback.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You are unlikely to have street cred with the other members of the department with so little experience of teaching. You will not even have taken an exam group through a whole course.
    So probably best not to apply, but hold your fire.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice 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, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
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    Look forward to seeing you!
  3. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    I did and got a HOD job at the school I am working at. Next year (4th year) I am starting a fixed term post as HOY in a different school. I was a middle school trainee and work in a closing middle school, so I do think this has helped. Perhaps it might be more competative in High School? What other responsibilities do you do that could help your application? I arranged school trips, helped at all sorts of occasions in schools, went on other teacher's trips, became a school governor, co-ordinated a subject at Key Stage 2 and ran booster lessons and clubs in my NQT year, (And still do!)

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