Teachers are respected all across the globe. This is an incredible profession. It helps all of us to learn, develop, become wiser and finally get an interesting and good paying job. Anyone who is enthusiastic to become a teacher and work with kids, might search for a perfect guide on how to write an application letter for a teaching job in a secondary school. This can be done in Nigeria, across Africa or in any other parts of the world.
Each application letter must be as accurate as possible. It is necessary to mention all your good sides, present yourself as a high professional if you are keen to get a job of your dreams. The precise application letter for the post of a teacher (in Nigeria and outside the country) is as essential as your future job.
Application letter for a teacher
Teachers, who choose a secondary school as their main place of work, teach children who are 9-16 years old. This is the age of extreme importance for teenagers, because graduates from the secondary schools have to select their future profession, pass important examinations before entering a college or university and decide what their career would be.
Each application letter for employment has it set of rules. You need to understand how to write an application letter depending on the job position you are seeking to get. Below you will find an example of a letter for a teaching job in a secondary school.
Tips for writing application letter for the post of a teacher
Each application letter is usually written on A4 paper and has four main parts:
- Author of the letter at the top
- Recipient of the letter below author’s name and address
- Body (the letter itself)
Usually the first two parts (author and recipient) consist of the names and physical addresses. For example, your application letter for a post of a teacher can start like this:
- Your full name
- Your home address (street, house, apartment number)
- Your home city
- Your home zip code
The similar structure is used for the recipient’s name and address, however you have to use the school’s address along with the principal’s name (or the manager’s name), not their home address.
Once you have entered the names and addresses, you should write down the name of your document ‘Application for a Secondary Teacher.’
The body of the application letter for a teaching job in a secondary school should start with the ‘Dear Madam or Dear Sir’ phrase followed by the explanation where and when you have come across the job position advertisement and why you would like to apply for this job position. Here is how the first paragraph of your application letter could look like:
I would like to apply for the post of a teacher within Nigerian Secondary School (remember to write down the correct name of the educational organization) which I have seen advertised in a newspaper on April 10, 2018.
It is important to present yourself in the next 3-4 paragraphs. Tell more about your education, practice and work experience. You need to be brief but also mention how happy you are while teaching kids, how much you love to direct and motivate children towards learning different subjects and succeeding in their school studies. It is also extremely important to mention that you realize the significance of secondary education and how you are willing to help students engage in the studying process.
End up your application letter with a list of documents (application form, CV, university diploma etc.) enclosed, but also note that you are always glad to provide answers to any questions the school administration might have.
The last paragraph should sound similar to this:
Thank you so much for taking your time to read my application letter. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
This end paragraph should be followed by your name and signature.
This is just an example of how to write an application letter for a teaching job in a secondary school in or outside Nigeria. We hope you find this post helpful and handy. Good luck with getting your dream job!