I am applying for my first NQT job in primary school! Any adivce?Watch
My university has not given me much support in applying for jobs yet and I have found a really good school I want to apply for. Any advice? Especially the personal statement aspect.
My main advice for the letter of application is:
- have a careful look through the school's website / any documents they have relating to their ethos / recent Ofsted inspections and use this information to tailor what you write to the school. For example, if you see that there's a specific area they are focusing on, you can explain how you are strong in that area. Or if there's something that really appeals to you about the school's atmosphere / ethos, you can mention that as a reason you want to work there and think you would fit in well
- focus on concrete things in your letter, try not to waffle. Rather than saying you work well with EAL students, give a specific example of a way that you have supported EAL students in your placement