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Dear Theo.......advice needed please

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by MUSICJO, Apr 22, 2012.


    MUSICJO New commenter

    Dear Theo,
    Please could I get some advice. It's a complex situation. I have been teaching for 13 years. I trained as a secondary teacher and then 2 years ago moved across to primary so I could work closer to home. I had a great 18 months and then my contract ran out so I took up a position 55 minutes from home. It was a really bad move. Juggling the commute with a four year old and working with no support from staff has led me to being off sick and really down. I would like to leave and get a job closer to home. Do you think I have any chance?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    So sorry that things have been hard for you. Let's hope the glint of summer will make you feel better soon.
    Depends on so very many factors.
    • Primary or Secondary?
    • Which KS?
    • Which subject specialism?
    • Where in the country?
    The thing against you is that you are expensive, I'm afraid. But some schools have the sense to recognise that it's worth paying for experience, so you need to show in an application that you provide value for money.
    The things in your favour are that both the first primary job, and the current job, you were chosen from other applicants, so you clearly have a great deal to offer, and can show that to a school in your application and interview.
    You've done it twice recently - can see no reason why you shouldn't have a hat-trick of three successes!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice @ tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT seminar on 5th May.

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