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How to move onto the SMT.

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by curates-egg, May 4, 2011.

  1. At a recent staff meeting, one member of the SLT announced that she has resigned her TLR with effect from the end of this academic year. She is in charge of LKS2 and has suffered, health-wise, over much of the past year. She is going to continue as a class teacher, but doesn't want the pressure of leading two years groups.
    I have been teaching for nearly 10 years now and would be interested in applying for this position. The thing is, I don't really know how to go about it.
    The two teachers who have TLRs have been in position for ever and so I haven't ever seen how the 'promotion' of a teacher works.
    Is the post advertised internally, is a prospective candidate approached quietly, does an interested party approach the head-teacher?
    Can you please advise me?
    I have also posted this on the Primary forum.
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    That's not actually true, is it? The person spec might, for example, determine that applicants must have specific experience (e.g. of both key stages, or of one in particular, of of leading SEN and so on), or a minimum number of years in teaching.
  3. Keighleigh

    Keighleigh New commenter

    I worked in a school where the Head did that once. She wanted a particular staff member for DHT and so put minimum of 8 years teaching experience in the person spec to exclude all of the other members of SMT and many others too!

    Funny old world...

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