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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Cathy23, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Morning All,

    I posted on Employment yesterday but didn't get a great response. Does anyone have an outline for a letter of resignation they wouldn't mind me borrowing?

    Thanks x
  2. Morning All,

    I posted on Employment yesterday but didn't get a great response. Does anyone have an outline for a letter of resignation they wouldn't mind me borrowing?

    Thanks x
  3. I am not so surprised you didn't get a great response. Why are you having difficulties? You don't need to provide a reason for resignation, all you need to mention is that you are resigning and thus your contract will end at xxxx date.

    Ofcourse, saying something nice about the school if they are nice isn't wrong either. It isn't necessary though.
  4. The Resignation Letter
    By Sue Campbell
    Your resignation letter should contain three components:
    - The effective date of your resignation.
    - An explanation for your resignation.
    - A brief mention of the positive aspects of working for your current employer.
    One of the most important things to remember when creating your letter is that it may be kept on file for future reference. For example, it may be used when future employers request references, or in evaluating past performance if you re-apply for a job with a previous employer in a different position. Therefore, regardless of your reasons for resignation, NEVER make negative statements about your company, coworkers, supervisors, bosses, owners, or policies within this letter. This letter needs to remain professional and, if not positive, at least polite. It should act as bridge builder, not a bridge burner.

    Sample leading statements for a resignation letter include:

    It is with great reluctance I submit my resignation, effective ________.
    It is with regret and anticipation that I submit this letter of resignation, effective __________.
    Circumstances require that I resign my position as _______, effective ___________.
  5. Thanks for the help. I've never had to write one before & for some reason thought it should be longer than just a couple of sentences.

    I am going to see my headteacher about resigning, but don't know what date to put. I am going to ask to be released early. Should I take the letter with the date I want on, or not take a letter at all?

    Thank you again x
  6. I would stick to the proper resignations dates in your letter, then discuss early release with your HT when you have the meeting.

    If it is agreed upon, this can be followed up in written form.

    You really don't need more than a couple of sentences, tbh. Just keep it professional and perhaps a word of thanks at the bottom for the opportunities your school has provided but that you wish to move on to broaden your horizons blah blah.

    You can normally leave that kind of stuff out - but it might be worth being nice if you want early release.
  7. I agree with the person on here who said that you don't have to give reasons for your resignation, so when I resigned (twice), I just wrote the following:

    Dear x

    I hereby tender/offer my resignation as from the date of this communication.

    Your sincerely

    Miss Lynsita X

    In reply, the first letter got a 'I accept your resignation with regret' letter. In reply to the second, I got a very nice letter thanking me for my hard work, contribution made, and best wishes for the future.

    Reasons for the reasignation are not necessary in the letter because you will have either discussed them informally with your bosses beforehand or formally in an exit interview upon leaving.

    Hope this helps!

  8. PS. My notice period was agreed after I'd submitted the letter.

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