Exemplar Application 4: Secondary: Wider experience teacher/teacher educator

Helen Snelson has been a history teacher in Yorkshire for 20 years, a Head of History for 12 years and since 2011 has been part of the University of York teacher training team.

All applicants must supply an application form, CV and scanned copies of their relevant qualification certificates. These have not been supplied as part of this exemplar for data protection purposes. What follows is an exemplar of the 1000 word statement, supporting evidence and the CPD log that Helen provided to support her application.

The CPD log must indicate at least 36 hours of history CPD undertaken over the last 12 months. This must be CPD undertaken rather than CPD the applicant has delivered. A wide range of activities are permissible as CPD. Please take a look at the exemplar CPD logs and our FAQs for guidance.

The panel felt this to be a well-organised and well-structured application. Given Helen’s experience, she was able to provide a range of examples of development of her own historical knowledge (e.g. Teacher Fellowship) and then contribution to others professional learning and building of networks for example through her work with York Clio, Euro Clio, Teaching History, the HA publication on medieval history, HA and SHP conferences and her role on HA Secondary Committee. 

Attached below you will find Helen’s 1000 word statement plus 15 pieces of evidence and a CPD log.

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