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Quick question about resigning

Discussion in 'Primary' started by star17, May 22, 2011.

  1. Hi all
    I am an NQT and have decided that I want to change schools and will be handing in my resignation letter next week. Got a few questions
    1) Do I give one letter addressed to Headteacher? Will she just forward it to governors or do I need to write a seperate one for them?
    2) As the reason that I'm leaving is due to negative factors about the school (not moving/got another job lined up/any thing) should I give any reason or just literally say that I am handing in my notice, effective of 31st August and thank the school for their support (?!)
    Thanks x

  2. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    One letter adressed to headteacher and governors.
    You don't need to give a reason for resigning but if you must say something, I would put 'personal reasons' and say how much you've enjoyed working at the school etc etc...
  3. You only need to give the one letter addressed to the Head. You don't have to explain your reasons for leaving or you can just give a fluffy reason and thank them for support.
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    That is what I have done before in the past. Something along the lines of "I would like to resign my post with effect from 31st August 2011. Thank you for the support over the last year." And that is it. If you can't think of anything else positive to say, then say nothing at all. Definitely don't say anything negative.
    I've always addressed mine to the HT or to the Chair of Governors and put it in an envelope which I've put on the HTs desk.

    Your resignation shouldn't really come as much of a surprise, should it? If it will then it is more polite to hand it to the HT in person and have a quick chat.
  5. Thanks everyone for clarifying.

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