10th June 2021
Writing a cover letter is an important part of your application process for any role or opportunity in teaching and Education. Although in some sectors, cover letters have fallen out of favour, for schools, a cover letter is the first chance they will get to learn about you as a person, your dreams, aspirations and experience and forms an essential part of your application.
A cover letter for Teacher Training placements is no different. It’s your chance to share your enthusiasm and passion for teaching as well as showcase why a school would offer a training place to you. Read on for our tips on writing an impactful cover letter that has a great chance of landing you your dream Teacher Training placement!
The basics of your cover letter will be the same as applying for most roles in the sector. You’ll need to include the following:
|Introduction: Who you are, where you’ve graduated from and what you are looking for in your career should be the main basis of your letter|
|Experience: We’ll cover this in more detail further down, but your experience should describe your work experience to date as well as any relevant volunteer work or training that you’ve completed|
|Examples: Give some examples of when you have used your key skills and your passion for working with children and young people. Highlight just one or two experiences. Employers are likely to want to discuss these and further examples in your interview|
|Summarise: Finish your cover letter by reiterating your enthusiasm for the role and why you think you’d be a great match for the school.|
|Contact details: Make sure you are easily contactable, with a mobile number and email address.|
Without any formal teaching experience, it might initially seem that you don’t have much relevant experience to share. If this is the case for you, we’ve got some great tips for writing about your desire to teach with real-world examples.
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