Print Two recommendation letters for students going into the teaching profession, which you can download by clicking on the link below, demonstrate the traits that employers seek in teachers. When students have done student teaching in schools, at least one of their recommendation letters is written by the faculty supervisor of their student teaching program. In the first letter, kept efficient at one page, the writer makes it clear that she knows the student not as a teacher but as a performer in her class who has kept in touch with her outside of the classroom.
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.The second letter, more extensive at two pages, comes from the student teaching supervisor, who also taught a concurrent course and web-based portfolio workshop in which the student was enrolled.
American English is a website for teachers and learners of English as a foreign language abroad. Writing a Cover Letter Objectives • Students will identify the basic structure of a cover letter.
• Students will write a cover letter. Time frame to Complete 2 or 3 one hour sessions Standard(s) Addressed in Lesson Convey Ideas in Writing Benchmark(s) Addressed in. Letter writing is part of the required curriculum.
It comprises of a standalone element teaching correct styles of letter writing cross-curricular. Visits to museums or farms prompt thank you letters, for example contacting schools in other countries and exchanging letters links into geography. Tips on Teaching Writing These pieces may help you think and talk about writing with your students in more effective ways.
They may provide a backdrop as you design assignments for your courses. The students’ results are the outcome of instruction from all their teachers, not just me. But I believe my focus on teaching writing in an English-language-development class for students with a.