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New to Headship

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by mms1, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Same here, I advertised in November for a UPS teacher with a TLR.

    I had two unsuitable applicants and did not shortlist. I will try again in January.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  2. brighton56

    brighton56 Occasional commenter

    @caterpillartobutterfly is looking for a promotion Jesmond. Remember though Caterpillartobutterfly, all headteachers are lazy fools who don't like teaching and feel threatened by staff on the UPS so you need to watch your back with @Jesmond12
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    :D:D:D:D:D Well quite! And once you've seen the nonsense he posts on here...
    (Actually he has seen my nonsense, I'd be one more 'unsuitable' candidate!)

    More seriously, @Jesmond12 is retiring at the end of the year, so I'd not risk it. Maybe if he could be persuaded to stay another few years???

    (And move the school a couple of hundred miles south, make it an independent, change the vacancy to that of DH, halve the class sizes and double the PPA allocation...yeah, it's probably not the post for me is it?! :()
    Jesmond12 likes this.
  4. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    If only:rolleyes:

    I don't hold out a lot of hope in January when I do readvertise.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    TES does need a 'dislike' button.

    If a school with a head like you can't get applicants for experienced staff, something is wrong.
    Lara mfl 05 and Jesmond12 like this.
  6. brighton56

    brighton56 Occasional commenter

    Time to end this thread.

    @mms1 Good luck this week. I'm sure you will be super. Remember that you can never please everyone.
    mms1 likes this.
  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Good luck mms1 - if ever in doubt...teach because it shows you are not too scared to do so even as an HT..

    It will also remind you of who the real people are that all schools are here for- the students.
  8. mms1

    mms1 Occasional commenter

    Hi everyone,
    For what it's worth I've started off my new term as Headteacher and am focusing on getting to know the children and the staff. I'm not sure what happened to the original thread but it would seem there's been some divergence. I vote we call time on this conversation as I'm sure I'll need to pick your collective brain about something else very soon.

    Thanks to all that contributed.

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