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Got a job a while ago..now what?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by BB2009, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I wondered if someone could advise me? I applied early on in the year for, and got, a new job for September. I am looking forward to starting but, since getting the contracts and sending in all the required documents, I have not had any more information. I don't know which year I am teaching, when I am able to go in to the school to start preparing, or anything about planning or policies. I know it is still fairly early so they may not have organised classes for next year, but should I send an email to ask about it or to offer to go in to speak other teachers or to find out about planning and things? I suppose it's not much good if I don't know which year I am teaching. I only have the email address of the head teacher and the secretary so I don't know if they would just find it bothersome for me to email them.
    I know there is still a while to go but I'm sure this term will fly by and I hate the thought of turning up in September and not knowing how anything works (I like to be organised and prepared!). I joined my current school as an NQT so had lots of contact with my mentor before starting.
    Thanks for your help!
  2. tigger82

    tigger82 New commenter

    I would be tempted to email the school and ask if you could arrange a visit (perhaps during exam leave?) and meet the other teachers.

  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Not sure exam leave will occur as this sounds suspiciously like a primary school to me.
    Email or ring and ask when would be a good time to arrange to visit for a day. Be sure to ask your current head for permission before telling your new school you'll be going.


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