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Teachers - what would you like to see on a T.A.'s CV please?

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orangeisthenewblue Fri 06-May-16 09:16:34

I have to update my CV for a T.A. application and I would really appreciate some hints or advice as to what sorts of things you look for in a CV and what kinds of thing would stand out for you? Equally, are there any cliches that I should avoid?

I have worked in a classroom environment before but not as a T.A., so I do have some transferable skills. I'm just not sure how best to frame them.

thanks thanks for your help smile

orangeisthenewblue Fri 06-May-16 10:18:03

Bump smile

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 06-May-16 21:14:47

Sorry , not any help I know but

I'm not sure that teachers are the correct people to ask, as they will have little or nothing to do with the process of employing a member of staff.

DraenorQueen Fri 06-May-16 21:20:33

Clichés-wise, I personally hate it when applicants use the phrase "as a mum myself..." or "as a busy mum..." as this is irrelevant to their ability to do the job.
Personally I like to see a well-written personal statement but I much prefer to meet someone and get a feeling. Is this person warm? Do they genuinely love children? Do they have a good subject knowledge?
Best of luck, I hope you find something fab.

TheSolitaryBoojum Fri 06-May-16 21:20:37

I'd want to know what you had to offer beyond the average mum volunteer.
Experience with running small groups in cubs or scouts, expertise because you have a child with additional needs, particular strengths in a curriculum area that you'd be willing to share, ability to work closely with a teacher, flexibility with what's being asked of you. Willingness to take on training if necessary.
BUt yes, teachers don't do the hiring.

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