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CV example - Ceri

This CV highlights teaching experience when you are applying for a job as a teacher. It also focuses on:

  • Relevant non-teaching experience
  • Achievements in education
  • Relevant skills

Ceri Simons

Flat 13, Alton Court, Cardiff, CF98 8XZ
Ceri Simons on LinkedIn

Personal Profile

Dedicated and professional Physics Teacher with a passion for STEM and excellent communication skills, now seeking a senior teaching role. A highly motivated person demonstrating excellent planning, organisation and leadership skills. Possesses in-depth subject knowledge gained through real-world experience within the semi-conductor sector. An approachable and inspiring person with a fun, creative manner to encourage and motivate individuals to develop and challenge their potential.

Work Experience

Physics Teacher, progressing to Acting Assistant Head of Science, Bigfield Academy, Bigtown, 2017 – present

Teaching physics to schoolchildren preparing for GCSEs and A-levels whilst managing a small team of teachers and teaching assistants has helped me to develop strong management and leadership skills. My experience of supervising in industry and more recently in successfully motivating and inspiring staff and students to achieve better results has broaden my knowledge of different teaching techniques and strategies for mentoring and improvement. I am responsible for creating and delivering engaging and interactive lessons that meet curriculum requirements. This involves planning lessons, keeping records, assessing and analysing work. The role also involves supervising other teachers and teaching assistants and developing a departmental mentoring programme for student and newly qualified teachers. Using my communication skills, I provide pastoral support to staff and students throughout their time at school.

Physics teacher, Brickhouse Comprehensive school, Northtown, 2014 – 2017
I devised and delivered a programme of physics education to pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This involved planning lessons according to the syllabus and the National Curriculum, keeping accurate records and assessing the work of students. Another mainstay of the role was to provide pastoral support to tutees in my tutor group on an ongoing basis. I led on a project that brought STEM employers into schools.

Volunteer Squadron Leader, Junior Air Cadets, Bigtown, 2012 - present

Twice weekly responsibility with a local Junior Air Cadets squadron. This involves planning and leading on group activities and managing budgets and accounts, involving strong organisational and data handling skills.

Electrotechnical Engineer, progressing to Supervising Engineer, Bigtown Aeronautics Ltd, 2008 – 2013

I designed electrical systems and tested electronic components for use in large aircraft. The role required excellent planning and organisational skills as well as a good and continuously developing knowledge of electrotechnical concepts. As a supervisor, I developed strong communication skills and developed techniques for training, mentoring and supporting colleagues.


Bighampton University, 2013 - 2014

  • PGC Secondary Physics with QTS
  • Course content included understanding the position of physics in the school curriculum, research methods in education and professional and pedagogical studies
  • Achieved 2014

Bangor University, 2005 – 2008

  • BEng Electronic Engineering. Classification: 2:1
  • Modules included design of circuits, organic and plastic electronics and semiconductors
  • Final year dissertation exploring how semiconductors have changed since the turn of the century
  • Achieved 2008

Waterside Comprehensive School, Bigtown, 1998 – 2005

  • A-levels: Physics A, Maths A, Chemistry B, achieved 2005
  • Nine GCSEs at grades A-C, including Maths B, English B and Science A, achieved 2003

Achievements and Interests

Outdoor Pursuits

  • I enjoy caving, rock-climbing, and abseiling, which has helped me develop resilience and the ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Leading walking and camping expeditions of young people as part of Junior Air Cadets duties, helping to further develop leadership and mentoring skills

Space and the Universe

  • I have a keen interest in the field of space and astrophysics and have read many books on the subject
  • I run a monthly astro club in school, allowing me to practice teaching skills informally and outside of the prescribed syllabus


  • Jayne Thomson, – Bigfield Academy, Bigtown, 01222 322661,
  • Dr Elaina Williamson – Bighampton University, 03334 657662,


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