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Is this fair?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by islandme, May 21, 2011.

  1. I recently went to an interview where there was an internal candidate. The internal candidate didn't have to teach, and only had to attend the formal interview with the panel.
    I lost out to the job by the skin of my teeth, and guess who was appointed [​IMG]
    I just keep thinking - surely everyone should be expected to teach, under the same circumstances of not having met the class before...
  2. I understand where you're coming from Rachel! I've had 4 interview - 3 with internal candidates. Much the same. I'm feeling really frustrated because it is a waste of my time.

  3. The 'internal' candidates situation is quite strange.

    Can anyone confirm this- is it a legal requirement to advertise a job publically if the current post holder is temporary or on supply? Or is it at the school's discretion?
  4. I think it is legal under EU law. Have to advertise externally.
  5. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I agree entirely! Having very recently been an internal candidate with a year 6 class a couple of weeks before SATs, I had to be observed teaching a revision lesson. I sooo wish I'd just randomly picked another year group and begged their class from the teacher for an hour! I didn't get the job and my lesson was described as less fun and exciting than the person who did. I pointed out that she doesn't currently teach as class (She is SENCO) and so had simply borrowed one and a taught a one off lesson, not part of a series of revision lessons. You are dead right it isn't fair!

    Totally at the school's discretion. Apart from Headhsips (and maybe deputy headships, not sure about them).
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, Deputies have to be advertised too.
    Don't get too hung up on the internal candidate .
    Is there any point going to interview if there is an internal candidate?

    Best of luck next time!


    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

    do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the
    Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive
    summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really

    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.

    A new SLT seminar is planned for 18 June.

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.

    Look forward to seeing you!

  7. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    It's at the schools's discretion.

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