Landing that dream teaching job by @MartinGSaunders

Name: Martin Saunders
Twitter name: @MartinGSaunders
Sector: Primary
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Chair of Governors
What is your advice about? Landing that dream teaching job

  1. Remember that a real person has to read (and score) your application form. Check details, explain gaps in employment and make your personal statement easy to read. Spelling!
  2. The whole recruitment process is scored on various criteria. Make sure at each step you consider and demonstrate what would be important.
  3. Before a demo lesson ask about pupils needs, school behaviour policy and any conventions. Hardly anyone seems to and it always makes a great impression as well as helping you.
  4. In the interview you will be asked about safeguarding. Learn the process by heart, it’s easy but newbies ALWAYS lose dumb points on this.
  5. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. If you don’t fit then you will have made a lucky escape but being genuine and human goes a very long way.
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