In some regions, it includes kindergarten through eighth grade. In other areas, it goes through the fifth grade, and sixth, seventh and eighth grades are considered middle school.
Frank Baron for the Guardian Helen Sadler, art and design teacher, Hammersmith and Fulham It's the personal statement that will get you short listed: The application form is standard, it's the personal statement that will get you short listed.
No more than two sides of A4 it should show how and why you teach and who you are as a person. It should not be a list. Always read the specification, if it says you are required to teach A-level and you don't or don't mention a willingness to learn it shows you haven't read it.
If you are applying for a job in a different area to where you live explain why. Check who the application needs to be sent to, don't just send it to the headteacher. It sounds obvious but make sure you get their name right.
Gaps in employment make it look like you're hiding something, whatever the reason highlight all the positives for gaps. If you have worked in a different sector think about the transferable skills you have.
Be honest, don't be tempted to change that D to a C in your qualifications. If you get the job they WILL check. If interviewed you will be questioned using your personal statement.
Don't say you do certain things in the statement but then can't give real examples when interviewed. Be enthusiastic about your subject, why do you teach it, what do you enjoy.
Include hobbies on your personal statement, it makes you a more rounded person. But don't include 'socialising with friends' as basically it means getting wasted. If you only have your training experience include all the schools you have trained in, say what you have learnt, how they are different, what you enjoyed.
You could be up against teachers with years of experience. Use any particularly good comments from observations in your personal statement.
This is really useful if you are a NQT. Don't be negative about any previous schools. Chris Hildrew, deputy head teacher, Chew Valley SchoolBristol Successful applicants explain why they are applying for this particular job at this particular school: When sifting through a pile of applications I can usually halve the pile by getting rid of those making basic mistakes.
These include poorly proofread or inaccurate letters there's nothing quite so off-putting as finding the wrong school or head teacher's name left over from the previous time that letter was usedapplication forms incorrectly completed, and those who feel obliged to include more than is asked for.
I don't want to see your CV unless I've asked for one. I don't want to see a portfolio of PowerPoint presentations you've developed. I don't want a testimonial from your summer job behind the bar in the student union.
I want what I've asked for please - letter and form. Straight to the top of the pile go those whose letters explain why they are applying for this particular job at this particular school.
Also a winner are those who show exactly how they fit the person specification not only through what they've already done but what they'd like to do next. Above all, though, I like to know exactly why the applicant is a teacher in the first place. A good application will get you the interview; a good interview will get you the job.
Doug Belshaw, former teacher and senior leader and author of getthatjob Be selective, rather than scattergun: One of the best things you can do when applying for jobs is to be selective.
It's easy to get desperate, either because of money or stress, but it's important to make sure that you've done your homework on what you might be letting yourself in for. Read everything you can online and, if the deadline's far enough away, phone the school and ask them to send you anything newsletters, for example that aren't on their website.
There's two benefits to going deep rather than employing a scattergun approach. First, you'll be sure that it's the kind of place you can work.
And second, you'll have done 'due diligence' and be in a better position than other candidates to show how you'd fit right in. At interview and on the application you can use examples from the school's recent history to show how you could make an impact straight away. Finally, be an enlarged version of yourself both on paper and at interview.
It's the best advice I ever received for 'performing' in the classroom and it stood me in very good stead when snagging a job that rocketed me from classroom teacher straight to senior management.hobbies and interests. Any employment that is not related to your teaching application should be excluded, so leave out the job you had at the local supermarket while you were in high school.
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