Not in their pomp

9th May 2003 at 01:00
Gail Robinson at large

A recent survey about the quality of applications for teaching posts is guaranteed to raise the hackles of every NQT. Headteachers complained about spelling mistakes, poor presentation, odd ink colours and letters that were "pompous", "rambling" or "vague".

Not content with having a go at CVs, headteachers then got really bitchy, saying that some applicants had significant personal hygiene issues and that they don't want applicants to chew gum, wear nose-rings or bad-mouth their present school in interviews.

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