My Profile – Tips and Examples
Your Profile is not a CV, personal statement or letter in support of an application. It is an attention-grabber. You can send CVs etc. later when a school that you want makes contact. So, keep it punchy, keep it focussed. Recruitment is very competitive for applicants and, increasingly, for schools.
Our hands-on experience - Teacher, Headteacher, Director of Teacher Training, Recruiter, and Government Adviser - tells us Headteachers need to act promptly when recruiting and want to get a quick initial impression. If they like what they read, they will fall over themselves to get in touch!
IMPORTANT: Maximise your word count whilst being succinct
Use phrases not sentences. Use semi-colon (;) to separate ideas. In other words, these are bullet points with a semi-colon instead of a bullet!
...and check your spelling!!
Example 1: Trainee Teacher
(word count 97)
Worked in industry for 4 years; TA (part-time) for two years; Complete PGSE in June 2018; Currently on second placement (11-16 mixed comprehensive); Potentially challenging intake; Lessons are “thoroughly prepared and well-structured to meet the needs of a wide ability range”(school mentor); Subject knowledge deemed a strength; Teach KS3,4; Successful first placement (11-18 mixed comprehensive); Some A level experience; Mentor praised my work with high ability pupils; My behaviour management is good, based on high expectations, consistent reinforcement of rules and expectations. Qualities: Reflective learner, good listener – act on advice, use data to inform planning, mark assiduously.
Example 2 Primary Teacher
(word count 93)
3 years teaching experience in 2 schools; Experience of KS1 &KS2; Currently Y6 teacher and Coordinator for KS2 English; have run reading scheme, breakfast club for Pupil Premium, school swimming team; Lesson observations always good/outstanding; Mentor to NQT and Teach First trainee; studying for diploma in Maths; Ofsted commended me for behaviour management and more able; led various staff INSETs (reading recovery, SEN, working with families etc.); Use data effectively for own class (good progress measures); Keen musician (Piano grade 5); Committed, enthusiastic and energetic; Reflective practitioner with ability to lead teams successfully.
Example 3: Experienced Secondary Teacher
(word count 113)
9 years in teaching; Current position: Head of Science; previously Head of Biology; Have led Faculty successfully through syllabus changes at GCSE and A level; 2017 GCSE results show significant pupil progress. A level: “ALPS red” for Chemistry and Biology; l lead by example (own results amongst best in school); Strong Faculty ethos and targeted intervention are strengths; Regularly conduct learning walks in own Faculty and others; Feedback to staff well received and effective; Have mentored numerous NQTs, students, Heads of Subject over years; Personal strengths: organisation, prioritising workload (for self and others), meeting deadlines, personable yet professional at all times, passionate about Science; Sports enthusiast and marathon runner - always seeking new challenges.