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Time off for interviews

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by flowerpower100, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. flowerpower100

    flowerpower100 New commenter

    I have an interview at a school 45 minutes from my current school. My headteacher wants me to go in for the morning. Can he say I need to go in on the day of an interview?
  2. cheesypop

    cheesypop Senior commenter

    You are employed by your current school.
    They don’t actually have to give you permission at all.
    They don’t have to pay you even if they give you permission.
    If the interview is only in the afternoon, then it is perfectly reasonable for the head to ask you to work in the morning.
  3. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    Yes. He is giving you time off for the interview. If it's a local school and only an afternoon interview not a whole day one, why shouldn't you be able to teach in the morning?
  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Yes - it's what the last two posters have said.

    You aren't entitled to any time off - paid or unpaid - to attend interviews at another school. Many posters have reported on here that their head has refused permission completely, so be glad your head is more reasonable. If you are being paid for the whole day it's fair that should be at work for the morning.
    agathamorse and TheoGriff like this.

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