TEACHING CV EXAMPLE Your CV is a fact-based document, a concise summary of your skills, experience and education. When putting together your CV keep in mind that employers will scan through the document to discover if you are competent and qualified to do a job. It is therefore essential to ensure your CV is clearly presented and easy to read; it should be no more than two sides of A4 paper, 11 or 12 font; if it is too long, refine it. Remember to double check your punctuation and spelling and ask someone else to read it as they may see mistakes you have missed or make some useful suggestions to improve it.
Contents When applying for teaching jobs the following headings are suggested; remember to give information in reverse chronological order where applicable. 1. Personal Details Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address and DfES reference number as soon as you know it. 2. Education • Reverse chronological order, with your most recent experiences first. • Give brief details of your education from the age of 11: – Higher / Further Education – Secondary Education – Other Education & Training Include the dates, name of the institution and town.
List your qualifications level, subjects and grades (Full address is not required). • Highlight your most recent course/qualification by including some detail about your current course, any special features, options or projects you have undertaken. PGCE students should include information on the content and class of their degree. 3. School Experience • Include School placement name, dates, year group etc. • Include any school based projects • Also include any possible school experience not yet taken 4. Additional Teaching Experience This can include previous school experience i. . school or college work experience placement as well as other teaching experience i. e. youth club worker 5. Other Work Experience • List any previous experience–including voluntary and work experience. • Include a Job Title, dates, brief list of duties, achievements, skills acquired if appropriate Bishop Grosseteste University College Careers Service 6. Other Skills and Qualifications Focus on recent achievements and those that are relevant to the post. Use this section to include useful information not yet given, i. e. anguage skills, Driving Licence, own transport, first aid certificates etc 7. Interests and Activities • List any interests and hobbies but don’t make anything up, and don’t include socialising i. e. going to the pub. • A record of any previous interests you have enjoyed is acceptable. If you like reading, expand on the literary genre, likewise with theatre, music etc. • It is important to mention those interests relevant to teaching e. g. sports, art, faith groups, musical ability, include any leadership positions you have held 8.
References You usually need two references: The first one will be an academic reference from your course, who will issue a report on your performance. This reference will combine reports sent by your lecturers, tutors and school experience schools Your second reference should be the head teacher of a school where you have completed some work experience or your department head Useful Websites www. epm. co. uk (Select CV service & your First Teaching Post) www. prospects. ac. uk Bishop Grosseteste University College Careers Service
CV Example FirstName Surname (Contents number 1) Contact Address, TOWN, County, Postcode Tel: 01522 111111 E -mail: [email protected] You can use this space to include a couple of sentences of what you have to offer. Use keywords and aim it at the school you are applying. Education & Qualifications (Contents number 2) BA (Hons) English 2006 -2008 Name of College/University, Town, United Kingdom BA (QTS) Primary. Key Stage 2 Main Subject: English Include some information the course covered i. e. whole primary curriculum and age range, National Curriculum requirements. Special studies i. . use of ICT in English, literacy & writing Name of Sixth Form/College, Town, Country English (B), History (B), Business Studies (C) Name of Secondary School, Town, Country 10 GCSEs achieved 4 As, 2 Bs, 4 Cs (English A, Mathematics C) A Level 2004 – 2005 GCSE 1999 – 2003 School Experience (Contents number 3) 2008: A Primary School, Town, How long were you there? , age group, extra curricular activities, subjects taught, responsibilities and further details i. e. planning and teaching for the whole period, attending parents evening, special activities such as sports coaching etc.
Add a sentence stating what you gained from the experience, in terms of knowledge & skills. 2007: A Primary School 2, Town How long were you there? age group … and further details. 2006: A Primary School 3, Town How long were you there? age group… and further details. Also note any INSET courses you have taken Additional Teaching Experience (Contents number 4) 2005: A Primary School 4, Town This could have been work experience while at school or college, or a holiday job working with children
Other Work Experience (Contents number 5) Retail Assistant /Supervisor 2006 – 2007 Camp Counsellor Summer 2007 Club Assistant Summer 2004 Cashier 2004 Department Store Briefly outline duties i. e. key holding, cash handling, supervising staff Camp America organised activities for children aged 8 – 14 Kids Club Helped run kids clubs events and activities Supermarket Cash handling, customer service Bishop Grosseteste University College Careers Service Other Skills and Qualifications (Contents number 6) Clean Driving Licence Silver Lifesaving Awards ECDL Level 1
Interests and Activities (Contents number 7) List your interests, but remember don’t include socialising i. e. going to the pub Academic Make a list of your achievements including dates i. e. 2005 – Short Story published in a national magazine 2005 – End of Year English Literature Prize for best Essay 2003 – School Speech Day English Prize for highest grades You can include a list of any Society Memberships List any Sports you are regularly involved in Societies Sport
I also enjoy travelling, reading biographies and going to the gym References (Contents number 8) You usually need two references: The first one will be an academic reference from your course, who will issue a report on your performance. This reference will combine reports sent by your lecturers, tutors and school experience schools Your second reference should be the head teacher of a school where you have completed some work experience or your department head Bishop Grosseteste University College Careers Service