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Sixth Form Application

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by salnorwich, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Hi, I am applying for a management position in a sixth form centre, I am currently Second in Faculty in a secondary school,(but was acting HOF for a maternity leave for a year) and I tick all the boxes on the person specification list. I have two questions.
    1) Due to major restructuring I am losing not only my Second in Faculty status (the school is joining faculties to save money) but I am also losing my sixth form teaching as the partnership between schools has been dissolved, This wasnt the school or position I came to six years ago and I could be grumpy about it but as an eternal optimist I see it as an opportunity to move on and up. How do I say why I am appling without sounding negative?
    2) In addition to the letter of appplication section, which I am working on thanks to the excellent Jobseekers advice pages, there is a section (3/4 of a A4) which asks ''outline your key professional successes within the last three years'' my desire to get this right is fugging my brain! I am presuming they want exam results, running faculty as Acting HOF, mentoring NQT's, delivering staff INSET etc. Is it OK to repeat some of the things for the main letter? Anything else I havent thought of adding? Should it be bullet points or paragraphs?
     
  2. Hi, I am applying for a management position in a sixth form centre, I am currently Second in Faculty in a secondary school,(but was acting HOF for a maternity leave for a year) and I tick all the boxes on the person specification list. I have two questions.
    1) Due to major restructuring I am losing not only my Second in Faculty status (the school is joining faculties to save money) but I am also losing my sixth form teaching as the partnership between schools has been dissolved, This wasnt the school or position I came to six years ago and I could be grumpy about it but as an eternal optimist I see it as an opportunity to move on and up. How do I say why I am appling without sounding negative?
    2) In addition to the letter of appplication section, which I am working on thanks to the excellent Jobseekers advice pages, there is a section (3/4 of a A4) which asks ''outline your key professional successes within the last three years'' my desire to get this right is fugging my brain! I am presuming they want exam results, running faculty as Acting HOF, mentoring NQT's, delivering staff INSET etc. Is it OK to repeat some of the things for the main letter? Anything else I havent thought of adding? Should it be bullet points or paragraphs?
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Numbered questions, nice and clear, thanks!
    Q1 You are absolutely right to be hesitant about what you say. As a rule of thumb, nobody wants a refugee, so my advice is to say nothing at all about all this in either your application or at interview. Instead, concentrate on why you want IN to this job, not OUT of your current one.
    Q2 As long as it isn't done totally word-for-word, some repetition may well be unavoidable. How about taking the main sections of the Job that you will do, and using those as headings with bullet points underneath? Or, if it is a SLT post, using the headings from the National Standards for Headteachers? If neither of these works, think of all your examples (the ones you have are fine) and put them into categories: Student achievement, Supporting colleagues, Developing curriculum, Etc.
    Best wishes
    ____________________________________________________________
    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!
     
  4. Many thanks, I'll let you know how it goes!
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You start a new thread called Dear Theo - I got that job! and then you get a star for being a CleverClogs.

    ____________________________________________________________
    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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