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A mainly hypothetical question

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by Biscuitsneeded, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. I'm a part-time NQT on a 0.4 contract (2 days per week). I have small kids and am not ready to work full-time so it's been good so far. This means induction will take me 2.5 years (nearly 1 year = 1 term completed), which is fine and I am happy in my school. However, I've just seen a job advertised in another local school for 0.3 of a timetable. I am a tiny bit tempted to apply in case the 1.5 days they need could be done on the days I am not at my current school, as this would still only make up 0.7 of a timetable, leave me a bit of time for my kids, but get my induction done more quickly. But I'm not sure a. whether this is allowed (ie to be employed on a permanent contract by two schools) and b. how this would affect induction. Would school 1 still be my main employer and therefore do all my observations and reports etc, but simply do them at a faster pace in the knowledge I was actually doing 0.7 of a timetable? Or would I have to 'do induction' at both schools - which would be a real headache! It would be the same LA, at least. It might even be good for the second school as they'd be getting a cheap NQT but one with a bit of experience and no need for them to provide any training or reports.

    Thanks! Biscuits.
  2. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    You can do it I'm sure someone else on here is already doing so. I believe your current school will liase with the other (less hours) and will pull it all together? I'm sure others will know more.
    Give them a bell and speak to someone or see if you can visit... x
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Where there are 2 contract with separate schools then one school has to agree to take the lead for the purpose of induction and coordinating the assessments. You need to discuss this with your current mentor to see if they are prepared to do this.
  4. Yes it is possible to complete induction in two different schools on part time contracts. As noted above, one school will have to take responsibiulity as the lead school (your current school in all probability) and they co-ordinate the induction with school two. It would then of course enable you to complete induction much quicker.

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