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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!
    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.
    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!
  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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