Securing your dream teaching job
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Securing your dream teaching job

Getting the right teaching role for you
4.5 (21 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,444 students enrolled
Created by Thomas Rogers
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to secure a teaching job
  • How to write an effective letter of application
  • How to navigate an interview for any teaching position
  • Support in deciding whether to stay in a current role or leave
  • How to negotiate an online interview
  • An understanding of different school systems and characteristics
Requirements
  • This course is aimed at teachers or prospective teachers, but will be useful to anyone interested in the job seeking process in the education sector
  • No prior knowledge needed
  • No additional tech requirements
Description

If you are a teacher at any level or phase, and considering a career move, this is the course for you. We start by exploring whether you *really* want to leave your current position - what are the push and pull factors? What factors might be most significant in making you want to stay or go? From there, we will look at the application process, starting with the writing of an effective letter of application, finishing with the job interview itself, the interview lesson (including advice and guidance for online interviews too) and hopefully ending with you securing the job you want.

Who this course is for:
  • Any teacher or education professional looking for their next job
  • Any teacher considering whether to leave their current position
  • Any educator who needs support in writing a successful letter of application
  • Any educator who wants to develop their interview technique
  • Any educator stressed or anxious about securing a new job
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 02:30:12
+ Finding your dream job
11 lectures 01:26:28

Should you leave your current place of work? In this video, I explore some of the key factors to consider before deciding to leave. This video was inspired by a blog by Aidan Severs who you can find on twitter @thatboycanteach.

Preview 07:27
To leave or not to leave: reflection
00:12

In this lecture, I reflect on the kind of school I would like to work in, and hopefully trigger your thinking about what you want too.

What kind of school do you want to work in? Part 1
04:18

9 things satisfied teachers feel.

9 things satisfied teachers feel
02:44

In this lecture, 3 international educators based in Spain, Poland and Dubai share their experiences of international teaching in comparison to the UK.

Should I teach abroad?
28:48

A reflection I wrote in 2017 on my international teaching experiences up to that point in Spain.

The pro's and con's of international teaching
06:01

In this article, I detail the lesser talked about negative sides of International Teaching - the potential pitfalls of an adventure abroad.

The Dark Side of International Teaching
06:26

A look at the different type of schools available to work in within the UK, with commonalities across all school systems. The aim here is to help you in your thinking about where it is you want to work and why.

What kind of schools are there and how could this influence their operations?
09:21

In this article, I explore the differences between teaching in a state or private school and how it may impact your own professional esteem and fulfilment.

Private or State? You decide
03:28

Where to search for a teaching position - some options:


  • TES/COBIS https://www.tes.com/jobs/

  • Linkedin

  • Twitter – advertise yourself!

  • Teacher horizons www.teacherhorizons.com

  • E-Teach

  • UK Government dedicated website https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/

Where to search for a teaching job
07:58

In this video, I discuss how to find out about a particular school:

•Job Advert – wording, visuals, ethos

•Search local newspapers/press*

•OFSTED report (BSO/PENTA/COBIS)

•International Schools Review

•LinkedIn/Twitter – find employees

•Visit School – speak to staff/students, gauge atmosphere

•Find out about leader values/vision

•Google Reviews

How can you find out about a particular school?
09:44
+ Applying for the job; letters and application forms
4 lectures 29:40

In this lecture, I detail the key elements of a successful letter of application for any teaching job.

Writing a letter of application - the do's and don'ts
09:34

An example of a teaching job application

NQT letter of application (secondary)
07:09

An example of a teaching job application

NQT letter of application (primary)
06:20

An example of a teaching job application

Middle Leader letter of application (secondary)
06:37
Checklist for a letter of application
6 questions
+ The Interview
5 lectures 29:19

In this lecture, I advise on the job interview itself, talking through some of the key things to be aware of.

The Job Interview: Tips and Advice
09:54

In this lecture, I talk to two experienced school leaders about what they are looking for in interview candidates and the questions they like to ask. Featuring Caroline Derbyshire and Nav Sanghara.

Preview 07:38

This lecture focuses on advice regarding an online face to face interview.

An online interview
04:42

An extensive list of potential interview questions.

Some Potential Interview Questions 2020
06:55
Blogs and Resources for preparing for interview
00:09
+ Thankyou and Good luck!
1 lecture 02:12

Thanks and good luck!

Check out my other online courses at rogershistory.com/cpd

Bonus lecture
02:12