Tailoring your application
Your CV is how schools decide on what candidates to shortlist. When applying for a teaching vacancy, you will be provided with resources including information about the school, a job description and a person specification.
To make your CV stand out, be sure to highlight relevant experiences, qualifications and educational achievements that have been outlined in the person specification. The person specification helps schools be fair and judge all applicants against the same criteria. Where possible, give examples from your training and from other scenarios to bring your application to life. Ensure that your resume reflects not only your qualifications but also your values and passion for teaching. Click here for more information on how to craft a compelling CV.
If requested to write a supporting statement, make sure to show how you meet all the essential criteria that are listed. Successful applications are ones where candidates show how they have met all the criteria listed through their knowledge, skills and experience. Keep it interesting, engaging and as concise as possible. A supporting statement should be no longer than two A4 pages. Consider what sets you apart from other candidates and how you are a good fit for the school and role you’re applying for.