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Discussion in 'Primary' started by flower16, May 20, 2011.

  1. Hi all i have just seen a job advertised that i am intrested in, it says it is temporary to cover secondment. can anyone explain what this may mean?
  2. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    It means the permanent teacher has been given the chance to work in another role for experience leading to promotion or to cover someone.
  3. Hey thanks for the reply do u know how long a secondment period usually last for?
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Secondment is when a teacher takes time out of teaching to pursue a further qualifications / travel etc. It is sanctioned by the Head/governors & will be for a set time could be be as little as months or up to a year I think (might be more?) hence the 'temporary' post to cover the absence.
  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    That is usually called a sabbatical, lara. Secondment means a temporary transfer to another job either within the persons existing school or at another school usually within the same Local Authority.

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