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I got the job, now need to resign

Discussion in 'Primary' started by EC5454, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Can anyone give me an idea of what to write in my letter of resignation and my letter of acceptance for the new job???
  2. Can anyone give me an idea of what to write in my letter of resignation and my letter of acceptance for the new job???
  3. missied

    missied New commenter

    Just say been offered new post, you've accepted, wish to resign with effect from.....
    thanks for support over X years etc

    Never had to write a letter of acceptance but would keep it quite simple. Wish to accept with effect from etc
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    A good resignation letter can be short and concise. However, an exceptional letter of resignation accomplishes much more in that it leaves your current headteacher with a positive feeling about you and establishes a basis for positive references in the future.

    Here are the points to consider for your resignation letter:

    ? Don't get personal or write personal remarks about your life and feelings in your resignation letter.
    ? If you are leaving on bad terms, resist writing negative comments or complaints about the school, the job or other teaching staff in your letter of resignation.
    ? Clearly state that you are resigning and the effective resignation date (31st August 2007).
    ? Indicate that you regret leaving and mention positive things about your experience, your teaching and other colleagues, your work and the school.
    ? Express enthusiasm and appreciation for the post and responsibilities you have held and the experience and knowledge you have gained.
    ? Emphasize and highlight your most important contributions to the school or department.

    Don't underestimate the importance of your performance during the last part of the term. It is tempting to relax and release (and even to party, as suggested above) but this is not a good idea as your professional reputation is at stake:
    ? Remain focused. Continue to give it your very best effort right up until the last day of term.
    ? Your colleagues will be curious about why you are leaving. Tell them exactly what you told the headteacher. Assume that anything you say will get back, and negative comments you make can be used to make your colleagues look loyal while making you look like a liar.
    ? Ensure that you have completed any outstanding tasks and participated in the smooth handover (if this is possible) of any pupil records or other documentation. Keep your Year Leader informed that you are actively participating in this process and that you are being as co-operative as possible.
    ? Maintain a positive attitude about the school you are leaving and resist gloating about your next job. Your colleagues will remember your professionalism.
    ? Spend some time to speak to all of your colleagues, including line manager. Thank them for their support and their contribution to your time. Get their contact information because they will be helpful to your future personal and career development.
    ? If you have an exit interview with the headteacher (some do it, some don?t), avoid any negative comments or criticisms. If you did have problems, be objective and brief in your statements and maintain your professionalism and composure.

    ?.. and well done!

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