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Nervous about applying

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by amyyyxo, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. amyyyxo

    amyyyxo New commenter

    I'm currently in my second year of teaching in the school where I completed my NQT year.
    The school are currently awaiting an Ofsted inspection to be allocated a grade after being closed down and reopened as an academy 6 months before I arrived. It is a wonderful school doing many great things for the students.

    However, I don't feel there is real scope for progression here and I've been looking to apply elsewhere, somewhere with a 6th form/career progression prospects etc. I've found an outstanding school that I would love to apply for but suddenly I'm feeling rather uncomfortable about my experience. I'm regularly graded good/outstanding in observations and have excellent results/data for my classes. I'm not sure why I'm nervous and not feeling good enough all of a sudden but it's pushing me to stay at my current school out of comfort.

    I suppose I just need some advice from more experienced teachers who may have been faced with a similar situation?
     
  2. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    The majority of Heads regard a minimum of three years in a first appointment before considering moving on. I stayed four years in my initial post and my Head thought that was the minimum time to show what one can achieve. In retrospect I do agree.
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Really? You can tell that after a year and a half? What kind of jobs are you looking for elsewhere?
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Three years would be good, but people also move after two. And if they move, it's because they applied, were interviewed, and offered the job!

    The basic test is: Do you meet their requirements?

    You may well not, (in fact I know that you haven't), had several successful cohorts of students going through GCSE and A-level. So how could you comply with their criterion about examination success?

    Get their details. Look at the person specification and job description, draw up a rough E.S. to see how far you meet their requirements.

    If you do, then it is appropriate for you to apply. If you don't, then you would not be a credible applicant.

    By the way, do read this:

    Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere?

    And if you have no idea what an E.S. is, then you need to come to Jobseekers (scroll down the forum list) and ask there!

    Best wishes

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