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waiting for contract before resigning?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by tesforum2000, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. tesforum2000

    tesforum2000 New commenter

    I have sent he letter of acceptance. I am going to speak to my Head but I am not sure I can put resignation letter as I am waiting for the contract? Do I need to wait for the contract? Thank you
  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    You don't need the contract - the written (?) or verbal acceptance of an offer is legally binding on both sides, unless the offer letter stated something along the lines of 'pending receipt of references and/or enhanced DBS'. Your new employer has up to two months into the new job to give you a contract.
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  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Your e-mail or letter of offer is a written confirmation with contractual force. Of course, the verbal offer also has contractual force, but is not provable. Have you replied properly to the written offer?

    Letter: accepting a teaching job

    Your contract - or written terms of employment - doesn't need to come until two months after you begin your employment.

    When should you get your contract?

    So you can hardly wait for that before resigning!

    I am assuming that this job is not for the summer term, because unless you are in Scotland, you have almost certainly missed the resignation deadline in your current school.

    When can I resign?

    And here are a few more to help you on your way:

    Can I take my materials to a new school?

    Get yourself organised

    Best wishes for the new job .


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