1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Given a temporary job then not the permenent

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Lara mfl 05, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If he's NQT & this would count towards induction, I'd recommend he accepts this as it will
    help towards his final qualifiaction,
    give him experience
    enable him to walk away from any mistakes he makes ( & let's face it most of us do in our first year)
    & be able to have a brand new start in a new school with that experience .
    He can start looking now for next Sept as it's job'hunting time 'at the moment with no problem about worrying about handing in notice.
     
  2. He is in his NQT year but it is a temporary contract as he is doing a maternity cover. The teacher he is covering for comes back after Easter and so far when in school she has not even spoken to him so the prospect for enjoying his current job is low. He does love his current school and his HOD is dreading him leaving. He was promised a job for the year but after Easter he doesn't know what he will be doing.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Really disappointing for him, and I guess for you too.
    He has until 28 Feb to give in his notice for Easter, although if he reads his contract, as it is a cover he may only have to give 4 weeks' notice.
    There is a great temptation to throw it all up in the air, but it might be out of pique, which is just a tad childish. Far better to continue as long as possible, both to get on with completing his NQT year, and also because it is better for job hunting to be employed, not unemployed.
    And particularly since he will have to give the Head as his referee (legal obligation), so best not to upset things by leaving in a huff.
    This is now going to be a character test for him. If I were him, I'd go in determined to show them what a fantastic colleague he is, so that they are kicking themselves for losing him. Bit like dressing up to the nines for a party where you know your ex will be . . .
    He also needs to ensure that he gets his applications as good as is humanly possible, as the competition is pretty fierce out there. If he has a birthday coming up, you miught like to treat him to one of these:
    Dear Everyone... I met TheoGriff!
    Theo's 'One to One' careers service....

    Best wishes
    ___________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. Thank you for your reply which included some of my advice.
    Today he saw his current head who said she would be very happy for him to stay till the end of August with his current school as they don't want him to leave. She recommended that he should ring the new school and talk it through with the head there. The head at the new school is unlikely to be surprised that he wants to talk about the interview/job situation.
    Both parents are in eduaction and his application form is very well checked! Interview technique is certainly something he could do with experience in. I'll discuss your course with him but he is away at Easter leading a ski trip with a previous educational establishment he worked at.
    I think what annoys him more than anything is that the subject they wanted him to be able to teach wasn't made clear at the outset. If the job had been advertised as both subjects he probably wouldn't have applied as he knows he can't do that one. He did offer 5 other subjects that he felt he would do well.
    Sorry to ramble! I'll let you know the outcome via this thread. As you say there are very few jobs about and he has bought a house so distance is an issue to consider as he doesn't want to move house just yet.
    Best wishes.

     
  5. Outcome - he has been released from the temporary job by an understanding head teacher. The head told him both she and the HOD wanted my son to have the job but had to cover 16 lessons of English within the contract. As far as I'm concerned this would make it an Englsih job not a Drama one and should have been advertised as such.
    What has he learnt:
    1 honesty is the best policy at interview
    2 he had a full practise interview from the process and up-dated his application too
    3 life is full of interesting things!
    Let's hope the dream job is awaiting him somewhere.
    Thanks for the advice.
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I wish him the very best for the future.
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Applications Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. www.tesweekendworkshop15.eventbrite.com

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for more details of how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

Share This Page