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Applied for a permanent post was offered one year contract

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by dkarana, May 7, 2011.

  1. dkarana

    dkarana New commenter

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    Hi everyone,
    I am quite confused.I had applied for
    permanent position but was offered one year contract.Reason given was
    structural changes in the school.When I enquired further I was told that
    if they are happy with me my contract can be renewed.Although I have
    said yes but feeling a bit uncomfortable.
    Can anyone please advise.I have not signed the contract yet.
    is the total salary which go into the bank.is it as mentioned in the
    contract i.e M1/M2..etc or is it less or more than that?
    I am in desperate need of help as I have to sign the contract this weekend.
  2. I secured M5 as an NQT and know of others who have managed the same. In my case life experience was taken into account, and also the fact that I gave a very good interview and excellent lesson (as I was told later).
  3. dkarana

    dkarana New commenter

    Hi Rial,
    Thank you for your response.
    I have not had any feedback.The fact that I am offered 1 year contract instead of permanent post makes me feel that may be I was not brilliant.Did you have teaching experience?

  4. dkarana

    dkarana New commenter

    Thanks LMS,
    Makes me feel better.Going for it with a positive outlook :)

  5. thequillguy

    thequillguy New commenter

    While in some ways a little dodgy, you have to ask yourself why they would want to get rid of you after a year? I suppose they would decide by Xmas or by Easter, but if the job still remains you surely have to be (in my experience) a better option, even compared to those with a 'better' CV?

    Good luck!
  6. dkarana

    dkarana New commenter

    Thanks thequillguy,
    I understand it fully now that its totally upto me to get this contract extended.
  7. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    If you were not good enough they would have rejected you and not offered any post so its more likely a budget issue and the school are being cautious in anticipation of poorer funding in the next financial year

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