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I do not know whether to put 'whilst working in your school' in my letter or use 3rd person and keep referring to the school ie 'whilst working at velvet primary school' if I keep mentioning the name of the school it might irk the readers (Head and deputy).
Which would be best to use?
I don't know if it helps, but I never ever use the names of the schools. I just write "in my current post" or "in my penultimate post" or "prior to this, my role involved" and so on.
I always think it looks a little narcisstic to keep going on about the school and naming it - as if there's something really really special and impressive about THAT school! x
In this situation I would use 'your school' though. Probably makes heads feel more kindly towards applicants...a bit of sycophancy never harms. :)
Yes, I would go with Minnie on this.
When referring to their school, say "Your school". If referring to other schools, give the name, in abbreviated form after the first full mention. So: Whilst working in Greengates Grammar School I successfully introduced . . . but then later on The student profile at Greengates is very similar to that of your school.
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