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Left at the end of February - advice needed!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by tenzo10, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Hi Theo,
    I'm currently in my 6th year of teaching - on M6 - and have never had any TLR alloawances. I taught my NQT in one school and then relocated and stayed 3 years in my second job. I then moved schools a year past September. At this third school I have not "achieved" - it's an outstanding school and I was consistently getting satisfactory on my observations. I was diagnosed with depression last year and have had some days off with this - last year I had 3 weeks and this year, after Christmas, had 1 week off. School then turned up the pressure even more to the extent that I couldn't cope. In the end, they offered me a compromise agreemenet to leave, with a resignation date of 29th February. I do have an agreed reference from the school (and a glowing reference from my previous employer). My former second in department would also write me a reference (my former HoD has left the school, and hers wouldn't be much better than the agreed reference) - how will it look if I put her as my reference rather than our "executive" head - and do the school need to acknowledge which person was asked to do the reference?
    I am now taking a little bit of time before applying for another job. I have a number of reasons for leaving - no opportunity to progress my career (at my previous school I was working (very successfully with trainees)), my fiancee being ill but I wonder if any school will actually listen to this - instead just focussing on my illness record. I also have an appointment with occupational health that was arranged prior to my agreeing to leave - will this be useful in showing other schools that I am capable, or will they shy away from this?
    I am looking to get a job for September (and enjoying my extended holiday!) but worry how this decision not to take work at the minute will look for prespective employers... I don't want to do supply as I feel that the additional stress of that particular job will not help my recovery. Overall, I'm sure I have given you the gist of what I'm asking at the minute - how to explain in my job application, if I've got a chance of other employment (I am an outstanding teacher, I was just not showing it in my last job) and what to do about Occupational Health.
    Thank you in advance for your help, and sorry for the incoherent rambling - my job application will be more clear, I assure you!
    Tenzo10
     
  2. Hi Theo,
    I'm currently in my 6th year of teaching - on M6 - and have never had any TLR alloawances. I taught my NQT in one school and then relocated and stayed 3 years in my second job. I then moved schools a year past September. At this third school I have not "achieved" - it's an outstanding school and I was consistently getting satisfactory on my observations. I was diagnosed with depression last year and have had some days off with this - last year I had 3 weeks and this year, after Christmas, had 1 week off. School then turned up the pressure even more to the extent that I couldn't cope. In the end, they offered me a compromise agreemenet to leave, with a resignation date of 29th February. I do have an agreed reference from the school (and a glowing reference from my previous employer). My former second in department would also write me a reference (my former HoD has left the school, and hers wouldn't be much better than the agreed reference) - how will it look if I put her as my reference rather than our "executive" head - and do the school need to acknowledge which person was asked to do the reference?
    I am now taking a little bit of time before applying for another job. I have a number of reasons for leaving - no opportunity to progress my career (at my previous school I was working (very successfully with trainees)), my fiancee being ill but I wonder if any school will actually listen to this - instead just focussing on my illness record. I also have an appointment with occupational health that was arranged prior to my agreeing to leave - will this be useful in showing other schools that I am capable, or will they shy away from this?
    I am looking to get a job for September (and enjoying my extended holiday!) but worry how this decision not to take work at the minute will look for prespective employers... I don't want to do supply as I feel that the additional stress of that particular job will not help my recovery. Overall, I'm sure I have given you the gist of what I'm asking at the minute - how to explain in my job application, if I've got a chance of other employment (I am an outstanding teacher, I was just not showing it in my last job) and what to do about Occupational Health.
    Thank you in advance for your help, and sorry for the incoherent rambling - my job application will be more clear, I assure you!
    Tenzo10
     

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