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Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by katieblood, May 18, 2016.

  1. katieblood

    katieblood New commenter

    I have to write a letter to request permission to apply for a secondment opportunity. I need to give my governors reasons that it is good for the school I want to leave behind for a year! I have suggested that we can grow leadership capacity and I will be able to bring back ideas at the end of the year. I can't think of anything else and I know this will be the issue for our Governors. Can anyone suggest any other benefits for the school that I am leaving?

    Thank you
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Without knowing (a) you, (b) the school or - and this is most important - (c) the "opportunity", it's impossible to comment.
  3. katieblood

    katieblood New commenter

    Thanks for your comment.
  4. D1p5t1ck

    D1p5t1ck New commenter

    Financially the school will be better off, you will increase your skill set and so will those stepping up to cover your secondment. It can unsettle staff and parents however and there is always the concern that the secondment may lead to you never returning.
  5. katieblood

    katieblood New commenter

    Thank you - I had totally forgotten the financial element - I have added that to the letter just before I was about to email it.
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Why will they be better off financially? Surely they will appoint someone to do your job?

    Think what you are planning to do for the year. How will those experiences benefit the school?
  7. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    During a two year full time secondment the LA allowed me to ' mentor ' my replacement one day a week in the initial year of my absence. She received a small pay rise to ' step up ' . I did not return to the school when my secondment finished.
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes, that puzzled me, too.
  9. D1p5t1ck

    D1p5t1ck New commenter

    If one person acts up from within school whilst person is on secondment you are paying them additional to reflect added responsibility.The person on secondment will be paid by whoever they are seconded too-therefore a salary all but a n increase for person acting up is saved

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