Perfecting your Cover Letter

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

A cover letter is more than just an add-on to your CV in an email or in the post. It’s your opportunity to tell the employer why your perfect for their rule, meaning you shouldn’t just repeat things from your CV.

A cover letter can persuade the employer to take a good long look at your CV, and it should always be written grammatically correct, without any spelling errors. You may want to do a little research and tell them what you’d hope to bring to the role to improve their business, while you may wan tto tell them information about some projects you recently worked on.

You have to remember that an employer, who’s currently advertising for a position, will have to flick through tens or hundreds of job applications, and you have to grab their attention. Make sure you put in the time and effort to perfect your cover letter; you may then give yourself a much better chance of success.

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The Role Of Teaching Agencies

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Many schools in the UK rely on teaching agencies to get high quality teachers on a budget. A teaching agency is responsible for equitably supplying high quality and well-trained teachers to various schools. Normally, they support not only teachers but also the entire school fraternity. The agencies give opportunity to new teachers to quickly access schools of their choice whether it is for permanent or short-term basis.

As a school, you must consider many things before liaising with a particular teaching agency. Agencies whose goals and objectives are founded in providing strong education professionals to SEN schools, secondary and primary schools are the best. Teachers provided and recruited through these teaching agencies should be well-experienced. For you as a teacher, a reliable teaching agency is one, which offers ethical recruitment procedures that involve finding you the right job suiting your skills. A good agency will offer you a consultant who will ensure you are recruited for a job fitting your personal situation.

Most of these agencies also provide qualified education professionals such as classroom assistants, nursery staff, SEN teachers among others. Teachers alongside other professionals are usually vetted and subjected under extensive and through interview before being recruited. In this way, agencies are able to connect schools with the right type of teachers matching the requirements of the schools and the students. It is hard for schools to concentrate on vetting and interviewing teachers as it may consume a lot of time. That is why, the services of these teaching agencies are very crucial. They only allow quality and knowledgeable teachers to join their team.

The Government Teaching Agency

Recently, the government formed its own agency to deliver school workforce reforms. Some of its core responsibilities include supporting school improvement to address underperformance in the education system, continuous professional development and carrying out teacher training.

The prime responsibilities of this government agency are ensuring fair recruitment, supply, training and even development of teachers. Other functions of the agency include recruiting and developing child care and early education workers, education psychologists, special education needs coordinators and overseeing the regulation of conduct by teachers. They assist also exams delivery officers while at the same time managing general qualification logistics.


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