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What to do..

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by marmitemate, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. marmitemate

    marmitemate New commenter

    So, in a school due to mitigating circumstances I need to leave. Been offered a way back to my old school, but teaching out of subject and fixed term (but have been told there will be something after that) ..

    So, do I grin and bear it where I'm at - that's only fixed until summer term and with everything going on

    Stay and continue to apply out, but no guarantee of that

    Or move to the old place... (where the head said he would support me on whatever I needed to do)

    I guess, I'm worried about career wise, only been in this post for 6 months and currency SLT, so it will a drop... and how will it look?? Will I be able to move back up...

    Any advice...
  2. Cooperuk

    Cooperuk Senior commenter

    Go back to the old place would be my choice. Happiness is more important than status / career progression.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Ooh difficult one.
    The offer from your old school from a supportive Head sounds inviting, but supposing that there isn't something after that? How do you feel about teaching out of subject and might it be difficult to return to in the future?
    A drop down from SLT might indeed be difficult to move back up o for a while. So really how important is that responsibility and the increase in pay to finances?

    Should you stay, this term is peak job-hunting time and you have a better chance. Mind you taking time off for interviews sounds as if ty could be problematic, as Heads don't have to give you time off. Also break each term down into 'how many weeks to 'get through' Makes everything more manageable.

    In the end it is your decision and only you can make it. Someone on here used to say 'Toss a coin'. If the result makes you feel happy or sad, yi e either relief that the decision is right, so follow it, or if horror, at least you will know your own true feelings.

    Best of luck whatever yo decide.
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Given your two other threads, you would be mad to stay where you are any longer than you have to.
    Move as soon as you can.
  5. Catjellycat

    Catjellycat Occasional commenter

    Go. People worry too much about short entries on the CV imo. If you have 5 jobs in a row of 6 months, I might notice but 1 or even 2 isn't even a consideration.
    Pomza and tall tales like this.
  6. mothergoose2013

    mothergoose2013 Occasional commenter

    Do what makes you happy. That is my only advice. It sounds as if you have a gift-horse offering a way out, that doesn't happen to most of us. As previously mentioned, your other posts seem to make this a bit of a no-brainer. Happiness is so underrated in our society. Good luck whatever you decide x
    sparkleghirl and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  7. lynneseptember

    lynneseptember Occasional commenter

    It sounds as if you are unhappy where you are. It also seems as if you are being offered an opportunity to get out, to a place you already know and presumably were happy at. So ask yourself, do you want to stay where you are unhappy, or...?
    Only you can answer this.

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