I have received lots of standard application forms and letters of applications from you to look over. I hope I got back to everyone eventually, if I didn’t just email me. The standard of the application forms is very high, so I am quite sure everyone will get sorted one way or another.
I noticed the letters of applications varied greatly. A very helpful principal gave me the following advice last year regarding such letters:
1. State why you are writing:
I am writing with regards to the advertisement of a teaching position in your school, as advertised on the Education Posts website. It is with great enthusiasm that I write to apply for the position of mainstream class teacher in Scoil —-.
2. State who you are:
As noted on my application form, My name is ——– and I am an English and Law graduate from UCD. I completed my teacher training with Hibernia College and I graduated with an honours degree.
3. State why you are applying for this job:
Refer to school website and see how you can link your hobbies/interests to the school.
4. State what you have to offer this school:
My application form highlights specific examples of what I have to offer your establishment, including a willingness to run after school activities, book clubs, sports clubs etc. ( be unique!)
5. My greatest strengths include:
6. I would love to interview for this position to discuss further what I can offer your school.