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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at British Council
Got the job yes.
RE: Primary School Teacher
Dear Head of Primary,
I read with interest your posting for the vacancy of Primary School Teacher on the TES website. I believe I possess the necessary skills and experience you are seeking and would make a valuable addition to your School.
I believe that I am the best candidate for your recently advertised Teaching vacancy. My love of teaching can be seen in my actions and career to date. I possess a genuine interest in the development of the children I teach, and will do everything possible to ignite a desire to learn in the minds of young people. I have achieved this through planning engaging, creative lessons, which allow for discussion and research and the application of skill being taught.
I come to you as someone who has the ability to hold engaging classes that capture the attention of the whole classroom. I am an expert at establishing clear objectives for each lesson and then working to meet those specific goals. Aside from this, I have an effective classroom management style that enforces discipline whilst at the same time encouraging creativity and discussion. As a result the children I have taught feel valued and are more willing to participate in activities; even when those activities are outside of their comfort zone.
On a personal level I am self-reflective, possess a strong willingness to change and am always looking at ways in which I can improve myself. I have high expectations of myself, and take my responsibility as a teacher very seriously. I have gained a wide range of transferable skills from my previous teaching jobs that are directly related to your position, including:
- Developing positive relationships with members of staff and pupils.
- Maintaining a creative classroom setting which is engaging
- Having strong knowledge of particular subject areas such as Literacy and Science
- Understanding the barriers for EAL and SEN children
- A basic understanding of Spanish
For me it would be an honour to be a part of and contribute to a school like yours that has such a high reputation.
I have attached my CV for your review and I look forward to speaking with you further regarding the available position.
Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.
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The letter of application you send with your CV is sometimes called a covering letter. It is usually the first direct contact between a candidate and an employer, so make sure it is well-written and presented. It should normally contain 3-4 paragraphs.
Covering Letters 1: Letter Content
Here is a list of points you should include:
- Say that you would like to apply
- Say where you found out about the job
- Say why you would like the job
- Say why you are qualified to do the job
- Say you can provide more information if necessary
- Say when you would be available for interview
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