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Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by thekillers1, Oct 9, 2019.
That I've only taught at this school since September! Any ideas?
You don't need to explain. But if you want to, it is probably best to give a good reason why you want the new job rather than why you want to leave your current one. Only you can know what that reason could be.
Just give compelling reason to move to new place.
Closer to home usually works well if applicable... Or if not, you're looking to relocate that way?
Apply and see if you get an interview first before saying anything.
I wouldn't-what if they contact her head? To me it looks more honest to say something. Or don't heads pick up the phone and talk to each other any more-if they still do, it might put her existing head-and potential one-off her if they think she is being underhand. My heads were usually asked for refs before I was interviewed, so I'd say I was considering it beacuse I could develop X skill.
I know it was easier for me, as I'd been at the schools a long time, but if OP is looking to move so soon, either she's unhappy-or it really is an amazing, perhaps one-off, opportunity.
Bearing in mind that you are not entitled to take time off for an interview, it is far better to speak to the Head at the time of applying. If nothing else, there is more chance of a sympathetic request for time off for the interview.