Katharine is our latest contributor to the Talented Teacher blog, and will be delighting us with a blog post every month about her experiences and opinions as a teacher. My name is Katharine Airstone-Thompson and I am a Mathematics Teacher. I have just gained Qualified Teacher Status and will be an NQT next academic year
There needs to be a connection. As much as this sounds like a cheesy phrase often heard from couples retelling the story of they first met, it is also a vital thing to consider when applying for your new teaching role. You as a teacher will likely want to know that your values, goals and
Whether you are male or female, it is extremely important that you dress appropriately for interviews. If you are male, you don’t necessarily need to wear a suit, especially if you feel uncomfortable in one, unless the dress code of the school you are applying to specifically states that men should wear suits. After all,
So, you have been applying for teaching posts for some months now, but have yet to get a job. Did you receive invitations to interviews? If not, take another look at your CV. It may be worth your while to have a professional write a new one for you that covers all gaps in your
Teachers and newly qualified ones all have to go through the selection process before being offered a job. So what makes one teacher get the job while others are rejected? Applying for a teaching post The first thing you should do is read the job specifications. If you are a primary teacher, it would not
Teachers are needed all over the world, especially in international schools. Newly qualified teachers who are young, may want to travel before settling down to perhaps work in a school in the UK. Many choose to teach English as a Foreign or Second Language and pursue qualifications while training that enable them to do this.
If you are thinking of moving onwards and upwards, or just moving on, then there are a few points that you need to consider. First of all, check out the advertisements for teaching posts and cast your net widely. Of course the major sources for finding teaching posts are the traditional ones, The Times Educational
Commute drives job applications Schools Week reports. In a recent survey by Schools Week it was found that 40% of teachers and school leaders said that they first considered the commute from home when looking for a new job. A convenient commute, especially as many teachers have children, was the primary concern for teachers. Though