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Dear Theo, can I apply/should I apply?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by obie77, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. obie77

    obie77 New commenter

    Please can you advise me. I am looking for a new teaching
    post (Primary) and have seen a job I would like to apply for but it is at my
    son's school were I have just become a parent Governor. Can I apply for it?</font>

    Also I applied for a post a the same school last year but
    didn't get, apparently I was a very strong candidate. The feedback was that
    they couldn't really give me any as my interview and teaching was excellent,
    however they felt my strengths were already duplicated in the school. They then
    gave it to a NQT! And it seems it was due to cost. I am UPS1 and the teacher
    leaving is M6 so not a huge difference.</font>

    So, I guess what I'm asking is can I apply? And do you think
    I should?</font>

    Thank you!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    No reason why you shouldn't. After all most governing body have a teacher representataive without any problem of 'conflict of interests'.
    Do bear in mind though that having a child within the school has its pros and cons.
    Best of luck with the application.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 Yes
    Q2 Yes
    (I quite like this smiley thing - it cuts down on the typing)
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    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.

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