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Discussion in 'Primary' started by langywangy, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. langywangy

    langywangy New commenter

    I have just started a job after Christmas in a lovely little school. However, completely out of the blue another school has offered me a permanent post after easter. I did supply in this school before the Christmas holidays and really liked it and there would also be a lot more opportunities for progression. The school I'm at, at the moment is a temporary contract but I don't know if they expected me to stay after the summer. This class would have therefore had 3 teachers in one year and I can't help but feel really really guilty for leaving at Easter when I agreed to stay until at least the summer. Is it bad that I may be leaving under these circumstances??? Thanks!
     
  2. langywangy

    langywangy New commenter

    I have just started a job after Christmas in a lovely little school. However, completely out of the blue another school has offered me a permanent post after easter. I did supply in this school before the Christmas holidays and really liked it and there would also be a lot more opportunities for progression. The school I'm at, at the moment is a temporary contract but I don't know if they expected me to stay after the summer. This class would have therefore had 3 teachers in one year and I can't help but feel really really guilty for leaving at Easter when I agreed to stay until at least the summer. Is it bad that I may be leaving under these circumstances??? Thanks!
     
  3. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    It's unfortunate, but you have to put your own life first. The school will manage somehow - perhaps by appointing someone who can see that class through the next 4 terms. You can't turn down such an opportunity rashly.
     
  4. langywangy

    langywangy New commenter

    Thanks for that! It's extra hard in teaching when you feel responsible for the children! But I think you're right. It's just going to be hard having to tell them!
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If it's a genuine offer and permanent and you take it, then of course the children will cope.
    However I recommend you go straight to your Head and discuss your terms of notice. Have you signed a contract? You haven't been for an interview without telling them have you? The school need to be notified as soon as possible so they can find a replacement.
     
  6. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    if they were tight enough to give a temp contract then they are getting their due reward.
    sad for the children, but a permanent contratct in a good school rather than a temp contract, on your bike, but be nice about it!
     
  7. langywangy

    langywangy New commenter

    Thanks all, I have made the decision to move to the new school as I feel as a young teacher there are more opportunities for me there.

    Thanks for your advice!
     

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