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New head role - which one?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Jo1000, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Jo1000

    Jo1000 New commenter

    Hi
    I had a very stressful year last year as head, now looking for a new role.
    There is a 1fe primary, looks nice, well set up, but with chair of govs who seems rather pushy.
    Or there is a new school being built, which would be really exciting!
    Deadline is tomorrow for one - which do I go for?!
    One would prob be better work life balance, but other more interesting.
    Any thoughts welcome.
    Thanks
     
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  2. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I would apply for both and see which you are offered interviews for and then take it from there.

    This is what I did!
    I had a 'three interviews on the same day dilemma' but ended up with nothing!
    The same thing is happening again next week, two interviews. I have chosen to attend the interview at my preferred school but still may end up with no job!

    Good luck!
     
  3. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Good luck to both of you. Definitely apply for both. I wouldn’t refuse whichever came up first. You don’t know if you’ll be offered it.
     
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  4. Jo1000

    Jo1000 New commenter

    Thank you. Application is ready for the first one! Just feel bad if I pull out of interviews.
     
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  5. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Don’t feel bad. It happens, even during the interview process.
     
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  6. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thanks Sunday, it will be a very busy week next week!

    I once pulled out of an interview at lunchtime. I just wasn't the right person for the job!
     
  7. clbills

    clbills New commenter

    I'd apply for both buy the new school with opportunity to appoint all staff and introduce ways of working that suit you would really excite me if given a choice!
     
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  8. install

    install Star commenter

    Great advice. Completely Agree :)
     

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