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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by prepm, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. prepm

    prepm New commenter

    Dear Theo
    I am applying for a FT teaching post at an independent school I have been working at for 3 years. During this time I have had a variety of roles including , supply, maternity covers, and now part time non-contact teacher.
    They have asked for a CV and have 6 selection criteria to be addressed in the written application.
    How long should I make the answers to the SC's? How old can example of teaching you refer to in the answers be?
    Who do you I put as references when I am applying? Can I put the current head?
    My last school was 4 years ago so not very relevant?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    (Tip for next time - best to number Qs).
    Q1 Overall your answer to them should be about 2 sides A4 normal size type. So about 1/3 page each is my guess - but only a guess!.
    Q2 As old as you like, as long as they are relevant.
    Q3 Current line manager in the school for example.
    Q4 Probably Deputy better - but ask him/her (Head) if it is suitable. Some may agree
    Q5 A strong reference from 4 years ago would be fine.
    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 Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I am timetabled for the October 22nd Win that teaching job seminars - see you there!

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