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Discussion in 'Independent' started by Silent85, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Silent85

    Silent85 New commenter

    However because of working I haven't had a chance to visit the school would it be possible even if I have sent my application form in?


     
  2. Silent85

    Silent85 New commenter

    However because of working I haven't had a chance to visit the school would it be possible even if I have sent my application form in?


     
  3. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    I am not sure what the done thing is nowadays, but when I used to work in England, it was unheard of for someone to visit the school before applying.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, unless they have specifically said that visits are welcomed, indy schools do not expect a visit from an applicant.
    My view is that we;d be overwhelmed if we did!
    Usually the interview day includes a visit round the school, on an individual basis, so you get plenty of chance to see just what it's like.
    Good luck.
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  5. So does it follow that if a school does say it welcomes visits, then you should absolutely get your backside over there? I know in state schools a visit is a virtual necessity (irrespective of location) if you want to be considered for the post.
     
  6. Really?

    When on earth do you get the time off your current job to do that?
     
  7. Silent85

    Silent85 New commenter

    Unless you're in the PGCE year its extremely hard to do such a thing unless you take unpaid leave.


     

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