We are forming closer relationships with a market research company who specialise in reviewing museum exhibits.

Last Saturday I gathered a selection of science teachers to visit the science museum and give their tuppence worth on the museum’s latest offering – “super-bugs”.

Terry who gives feedback to museums gave us 30 minutes to take in the exhibit, and then corralled us into the back end of the museum to have a discussion.  He felt the teachers involved had a valuable input – although it wasn’t all complimentary.


Yes it does. Times new roman – is off-puttingly old fashioned. Wacy fonts and graphic elements can easily overstep the mar and are associated with “wacky” candidates (read inappropriately qualified). Avoid. Arial is a fairly safe bet, as is Tahoma and scores of conservative yet modern types.

We have a CV writing page – here : http://teachweb.co.uk/first-impressions-your-cv/

You can find example CVs for each subject – the styles we have found to be effective.

Do: put your teaching experience first, use bullet points, try to include “above and beyond” points for each school (ran “science club” etc), prepare your CV early – start now.

Don’t: simply list school names, addresses and dates, use time new roman, include achievements separated from now by over 10 years (such as bronze swimming award, guide badge for hat making etc), leave it too late!