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Withdraw from interview?

Discussion in 'Scotland - Primary' started by trinity71, Dec 14, 2011.


  1. Hi
    I don't really post often on this board, so I hope you don't mind me asking for some advice!
    I
    have an interview for a Principal Teacher post (my first application
    and first PT interview). However, in between applying for this and
    getting the interview, I've been appointed acting PT in my own school.
    I
    know it's only an acting post right now, but I really want to stay in
    my current school and prove myself there, I don't really want a move. I
    applied for a few reasons, one of which being it didn't look like I was
    going to get anywhere in my current school, but now I've been appointed
    acting PT, I'm really happy.
    I know I could go along to the PT
    interview and not do my best, but I have good reason to believe I'm a
    strong candiate for the post. I don't have anything against the school,
    I just want to stay where I am and get stuck in.
    So the problem is, can I withdraw before the interview? Does this "look" bad? What is the general opinion of people doing this?
    I know in the real world, this happens but I don't know what the situation in Education is.

    Would really appreciate any thoughts and advice!
    Thanks
     
  2. Of course you can withdraw - it happens all the time, they will probably ask you why you are withdrawing, and being appointed in a new role is a good reason - they will be sorry they don't get to interview you! They will have other candidates to interview.
     
  3. Thanks for the advice! I called the HT today and explained how I was feeling and she was lovely!!! Very supportive and understanding.
    I feel so relieved! Thanks again for the help!


     

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