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Applying for another job, how does it work now i am an NQT?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by ttxes12, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ttxes12

    ttxes12 New commenter

    I have been at my school since Sept and i love the kids and the school but circumstances have changed in my personal life and i am considering moving back home near friends and family as i feel this would make me happier. I have seen a couple of jobs i may be interested in but i am clueless about the job hunting procedure now i am an NQT.

    Do i tell my head of department? Head Teacher?

    Before applying, after applying?

    Do i see them in person? Its a very big school and we have had a new head teacher this year so i doubt they know who i am.

    Who do i get references off?? etc

    Any help/advise greatly appreciated
     
  2. ttxes12

    ttxes12 New commenter

    I have been at my school since Sept and i love the kids and the school but circumstances have changed in my personal life and i am considering moving back home near friends and family as i feel this would make me happier. I have seen a couple of jobs i may be interested in but i am clueless about the job hunting procedure now i am an NQT.

    Do i tell my head of department? Head Teacher?

    Before applying, after applying?

    Do i see them in person? Its a very big school and we have had a new head teacher this year so i doubt they know who i am.

    Who do i get references off?? etc

    Any help/advise greatly appreciated
     
  3. Write down exactly why you are leaving. Tell your Head of Department in a mentor meeting, and give one or two of the main reasons why you are leaving. Arrange an appointment with the HT (they will normally be asked to give you a reference) and just cut to the chase in as nice a way as possible! Perhaps something along the lines of "I'm just going to go straight to it - would you be willing to be my referee". Just as long as you pitch it right, you should be fine [​IMG]

    With regards to particular references, double check with the school you're applying for. A nice email/phone call shows you care! Good luck!
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As you've been advised, you must tell the headteacher before you apply, not the least because s/he will definitely be asked for a reference.
    As for the referees - in addition to your current headteacher, your HOD is probably best placed to provide your second reference.
     

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