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Interviews: Getting that teaching job...

For any number of reasons, teachers may find themselves seeking to change schools. Headteacher John Rutter offers a step-by-step guide for new teachers...

You’ve decided to move on. Perhaps your training school has no place for you. Perhaps you’re looking something that’s a better fit for you. Perhaps you have one or two years under your belt and have seen an opportunity that’s too good to miss. At any rate, it’s time for you to convince this new school of the fact that they will be better off for giving you a job.

Step 1: The application form

No amount of knowledge and excellence will be good enough if you can’t convince on paper. Teachers are fantastic at self-deprecation but when it comes to talking about our successes, abilities, and qualities we can be as lacking in the necessary skills as the students we teach.

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