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Colleague resigns During Summer

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by jago123, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Mmmm, interview panel of one? Needs must, I presume. Hope you’re able to appoint. It can be a risk when teachers are immediately available but there can be many, many reasons for that including relocation.
  2. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Very true - initial offer of a fixed term contract...?
    Flanks likes this.
  3. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    It is not always a simple case. I know of a teacher who had been ill for a while and during a holiday was given the information that they had six months to live. The person involved resigned immediately and saw out her last eight months without the problems of teaching.
    FrankWolley, henrypm0, Flanks and 2 others like this.
  4. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    Agree - I have only ever interviewed on a single day for one post.
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    And surely to goodness no one with an ounce of compassion would expect anyone to work their notice in a situation like this?
    However the staff member the OP speaks of has started work elsewhere...
    Pomza, nomad and Startedin82 like this.
  6. meggyd

    meggyd Lead commenter

    And from the sound of the resignation letter this was due to workload. After all those years being a successful teacher there must have been trigger.
  7. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    There's a fair sprinkling of not-quite-rightness about this whole story.
  8. jago123

    jago123 Established commenter

    Before you all start making assumptions and not waiting for my response- I had an interview panel of 3 which consisted of myself, the CoG and the DHT. We have made an appointment for the role and they start this week. It was one of the candidates on the first day of interviews that was selected. The three rejected candidates who were interviewed were credible, however, the candidate we appointed had more experience in that particular role and what we were actually looking for.
  9. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Well done, jago. A difficult situation resolved and hopefully someone appreciates the opportunity.
    Flanks likes this.

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