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NoNutsPlease Thu 06-Oct-16 22:25:05

I'm applying for a new job after working at the same school for my entire teaching career.

In the 'previous experience' section, should I just leave this blank? The only thing I could put here are the schools I taught in during my placements 10 years ago!

Any advice welcome smile TIA

hesterton Thu 06-Oct-16 22:26:37

As long as you have the dates there, you don't have to fill all the gaps. It might be worth havING somehing else on there though - can you put in any previous jobs?

NoNutsPlease Thu 06-Oct-16 22:28:45

No previous jobs of any relevance, just a bit of retail work while at university.

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 10-Oct-16 19:56:35

I'd still mention the PGCE placements...especially if they were in different contexts to the school you are teaching currently.

samlovesdilys Wed 12-Oct-16 21:06:04

I've put in the previous jobs even though same school - so teacher, then hod, then cl...each separate but same school. Otherwise they could think you have been in same position for x years, thus at least shows progression...

WittyCakeMeister Wed 12-Oct-16 21:17:33

I wouldn't put pgce placements in that section - they were part of a study course, not jobs.

Agree that any previous roles you had at same school should go in there.

Put your University retail job in there. They won't check it/ask for a reference but it shows you have experience of a workplace outside the school system. It adds to your life experience and gives further strings to your bow.

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