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Goodbye teaching career

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Captain Obvious, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    If they told you that you were unlikely to meet the standards for the assessment period, I hope they started to put something in place to help you.
    Having two "at risk of not meeting the standards" is not necessarily the end of your career (although I found it crazy that any head would say "Resign or get dismissed"), if you can pass the third assessment somewhere then you'll be OK...but it's a risk unless you get some experience of what a given school is like before commencing NQT assessment (my saving grace after botching two assessments).
  2. You must get specific help and advoice from your union. From what you write, the head could be in danger of constructive dismissal, even with Mr Gove's new 'tough' approach to teachers and fast track dismissal this is a forced dismissal dressed up as a resignation. Now you may be on a temporary contract and it may be that the head can give say two weeks notice and has decided to allow you to 'save face' by resigning, but you must talk this through with a specialist from your union to make sure that you are not seriously compromised here.

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