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Dear Theo (No idea what to out in the subject line this time!)

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by welshchocoholic1, May 2, 2012.

  1. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    Hello[​IMG]
    1. Ok, I may have applied to a a job a while ago, obviously not successful, but just asking in theory, is it normal for a school to give details to another school for a job in their school? Sorry sentence not well written - Do you know what I mean, or am I being confusing[​IMG]?
    2. I'm still not 100 percent sure what an academy is - the school that are asking are from 9-13, so I think it's a middle school, but an academy.
    3. Well I did say I wasn't going to apply for any more teaching jobs atm, and now this happens[​IMG].
     
  2. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    Hello[​IMG]
    1. Ok, I may have applied to a a job a while ago, obviously not successful, but just asking in theory, is it normal for a school to give details to another school for a job in their school? Sorry sentence not well written - Do you know what I mean, or am I being confusing[​IMG]?
    2. I'm still not 100 percent sure what an academy is - the school that are asking are from 9-13, so I think it's a middle school, but an academy.
    3. Well I did say I wasn't going to apply for any more teaching jobs atm, and now this happens[​IMG].
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    GO FOR IT, go for it, go for it! Middle school are fabulous! [​IMG] Often class teaching but usually opportunities to do one's specialism too. They're a vanishing breed, so opportunity to work in one is rare.
    Theo will probably be avle to give you a better desription of an Academy, but ours are run by business enterprises, academies all over the country and are out of council control. They can set their own pay and conditions, curriculum (though still have to stick within NC at present <u>I think)</u>.
    The first ones which were set up were hailed as 'saviours of the education system', often taking on 'failing schools'. injecting big sums of cash and 'turning them around'. I think that remit has now changed into schools which are run and financed by 'Enterprises' and are not always run by people with knowledge of education, but ones who want to do something to support education in the area.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Q1 Yes, if a school is particularly impressed with a candidate, but didn't appoint them for some reason (really pipped at the post) they may pass on the details to another school where they are friendly with the Head. It's the BEST POSSIBLE thing to happen, because you know that the new school has had a really impressive report about you.
    Q2 It is a school which doesn't have to follow all the regulations about National Curriculum, unless they want to. Also doesn't have to follow loads of other things, including the regs on teacher's pay. they can pay you more or less, give bonuses, make you work fewer or longer hours, change the hours of the school day. Like independent schools can, in fact.
    Day off work tomorrow! then one day back, and 3, THREE, days off!
    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.
     
  5. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    GO FOR IT, go for it, go for it
    Sorry -no idea how to quote more than one person in a post.
    Well, I think you have both made my decision, once I know what this post/interview whatever it is is going to be about - thanks [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Good on you!
    I have just read Lara's description of an Academy - nowadays so many schools are academies and most are not run by Enterprises or Businesses, I believe, although many at the start were run by charitiess et up by businesses. Some are run by independent schools, by universities, by football clubs . . .
    There is a suggestion that you'll all be in one finally!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/dec/05/academies-converting-gove-local-authority-schools
    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.
     
  7. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Having spent 20+ years [​IMG] in a school covering this age group I have to say I really enjoyed it - must have done to stay so long!
    A great chance to teach to your strengths and let others teach the subjects you are less confident with! [​IMG]
     
  8. Sillow

    Sillow Senior commenter

    No day off work for me tomorrow :( Lucky you guys!!
     

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