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Notice period on a temp contract

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by funkyfairy2004, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. funkyfairy2004

    funkyfairy2004 New commenter

    Hi, I have worked full time on a permanent contract in an Indy school for 6 years. In September I returned to work from maternity leave. The school would only agree to giving me part time hours if I sacrificed my permanent contract for a temporary contract. I am currently thinking about applying for a new job and I wondered if I now have to give a terms notice (which I used to with my perm contract) or half a term which the hand book says new members of staff in their first year have to?
    Thank you
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



    You will be well shot of them, if you do manage to get another job!

    New contract = new member of staff in my view.

    This evening I am going to post for you some links to advice on applications, so come back later and look @funkyfairy2004 .

    Best wishes
  3. funkyfairy2004

    funkyfairy2004 New commenter

    Thank you, they also keep referring to me as a "difficult situation" being the only part time member of staff which is not particularly the nicest way to be seen!
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Ok, @funkyfairy2004 here it is.

    Below you have (I hope!) Links to the newly-transferred advice articles from old-TES. Some of them are not relevant to you, but I am including them all for the benefit of other posters.


    I have created links to these articles, but have not yet been able to go into them and check/change any internal links. So some internal links may no longer work on nu-TES.

    1. Looking for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order

    Get ready for the application season! * * * Must Read * * *

    Why you shouldn't look at non-specialist sites for job application advice :)

    Writing speculative letters and sending CVs to schools, just in case . . .

    Jobseeking for the older candidate***NEW ***

    Are Academies right for me?

    Being on supply for ever!

    No job for induction . . .

    I got QTS ages ago, but have never done my induction year. Can I still apply for jobs as a NQT?

    The jobs have all dried up! Will there be more jobs for next term?

    2. Applying for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order.

    NQTs start here! *** N.B. ***

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

    Pre-application visits to schools

    Why you should always include an E.S. in an application
    How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice***

    How NOT to get shortlisted

    How do schools shortlist candidates?

    Common errors found in applications

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

    Who should be my referees?

    Can I see my references?

    Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written... ***NEW ***

    Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice ***

    Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification

    Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here ***

    Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education

    How can I provide details of examination results?

    Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad?

    No CPD to put on the application form!

    5 common errors in applications

    Why don't schools write back when you apply, or ring after an interview?

    Hope this is useful for you - click LIKE if it is helpful, so that other posters can see that.

    Best wishes

  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  6. funkyfairy2004

    funkyfairy2004 New commenter

    Thanks you so much (little green Martians replaced too :))
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Well done! @funkyfairy

    Lovely baby, by the way! But if that's a photo of you, it means that you would be identifiable by anyone from your school reading this . . .

    If it's your sister, that's fine - she can be blamed!

  8. funkyfairy2004

    funkyfairy2004 New commenter

    Oh dear...I really am clueless! Thanks for the tip, hopefully the dog will make a better scapegoat :)
  9. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Hmmm... I wonder...

    The Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less-Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 prevents an employer from treating a part-time worker less well than a full-time worker.

    If part-time workers are only allowed temporary contracts (and, e.g., if they are given less training, fewer benefits, no promotion opportunities...) and full-time workers are not treated that way, I think it might be worth having a quiet conversation with your union...
  10. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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