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What skills have you developed whilst providing supply cover?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by DB9required, May 18, 2011.

  1. This is a question that I was asked yesterday when I attended a school visit yesterday. I have a sneaking suspicion that the visits are a shortlisting tool, although 'we' were assured that this was not the case, but the HT was asking way-too many questions. The 'tour' was a whirl wind glance at the library, ICT room and the school hall!! Also there was practically no opportunity to ask them any questions.

    How would you have answered this question?? I mumbled something about developing my ability to quickly build positive relationships.....
  2. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I've been asked that before. I have said things like:
    • given me a wider variety of school types than I got during training
    • access to a wider curriculum so I can identify cross curricular links
    • given me a greater idea of the environment in which I want to work
    • experience of dealing with different ICT resources/ variety of discipline and behaviour techniques.
  3. So much more 'interesting' and less obvious than my reply!!!
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Dear Theo- work history too bitty and too much supply- help!

    Best of luck


    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

    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

    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.

    A new SLT seminar is available now on 22 May <u>www.tesweekendworkshop32.eventbrite.com</u>, and another is planned for 18 June.

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.

    Look forward to seeing you!


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