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Part time job after maternity leave - job sharing and finding a job

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by PinkPencils, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. PinkPencils

    PinkPencils New commenter

    Hello,
    I am (very reluctantly!) returning to work after maternity leave - my current school is small so can't accommodate my wish for 3 days so I have started looking for another job.
    1. Is it worth sending my CV to local schools? Is this a complete no no or could a job possibly come from this?
    2. I have a friend who is also on maternity leave who is looking to job share (a different school to myself, but the same year group - again her school won't accommodate her wish to job share) - would schools who have advertised for a full time vacancy ever consider taking on two teachers instead of one?!
    Thanks!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    We'll start with the congratulations on that (not so new now) baby, and hope that you are getting your breath back now that s/he is getting older.

    Q1 Read this and see what you think.

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

    Q2 Yes indeed! In fact you could, the pair of you, even start off by asking your own schools if the other could join you as a Job Share asap. Already friends and same year group - looks as though the Communication issue would be a lot less, especially if one of you already knows the school well.

    So get together and draft a letter, which you then send to your Heads, to see what the outcome is.

    Obviously, you hope it would be your school, she hopes it would be hers . . . ;)

    Best wishes

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