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"Reason for leaving post?"

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Cyrus1983, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Cyrus1983

    Cyrus1983 New commenter

    Hi everyone
    I am an NQT that is on supply at the moment. I had a post for a term and a half which ended before Easter. The school was in trouble for a few different reasons before, and while I was there. I enjoyed my time at the school and the staff were amazing but I, along with 8 other members of teaching staff were told that the school could no longer afford to keep us when the new financial year starts.

    I have just started applying for permanent positions and am wondering about the aforementioned question. I was told that if they could have afforded it, I would have stayed but I am worried that if I attempt to write something like this on my application it will make me look desperate. Is it a better idea to simply state "end of contract" and when they see the date of leaving hope they read between the lines? Or should I put it in more detail to make me look a bit more desirable??!!

    Any thoughts/experiences would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I used to put 'end of temporary contract' in similar circumstances. the addition of the word 'temporary' will indicate why you don't have a usual 'leaving date'.
     
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  3. NotAPowerRanger

    NotAPowerRanger New commenter

    ^This is great advice and exactly what I do. I've had 4 temporary contracts over the years and it hasn't stopped me getting other jobs.
     
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