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Sideways move

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by physicsgeek, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Hi all

    I am applying for an assistant head role (don't panic, I don't want a copy of any ones letter!).
    I am currently an assistant head, but my other halves job means a relocation. I am 2 years into the role, but not ready for deputy.
    Is it best to explain in my letter that I am applying for jobs due to relocation, or does that suggest I'm not really that interested in the job? (I am, there is a lot going on in the school that I am applying to that I would like to get my teeth into).
    Or do I avoid mentioning it in the letter, or does that look like I am having to move from my school for other reasons?

    Any advice gratefully received.
  2. I think I would put both. Relocation for personal reasons but particular interest in school X because....

    I don't know where you are based, but down here (home counties) we find it so difficult to get good staff that a move for personal reasons means the chance to get an excellent and experienced member of staff who we wouldn't have had the opportunity of interviewing previously = lucky us!

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