Primary Education News

30 May '14

News If you're a newly-qualified teacher without a job for September, don't panic

This week is the deadline for handing in your resignation if you're leaving at the end of term. Alan Newland explains how newly-qualified teachers can maximise on the rush of vacanciesIf you're just finishing a teacher training course and haven't got a job yet, it's not the end of the world. Though most teachers will have indicated their intentions earlier, this week is the deadline for submitting resignations from those leaving at the end of this term. From next week, schools will know for sure who they will need in September.There will be a rush of job opportunities in the coming weeks. As a former headteacher, I was let down on a couple of occasions by people who changed their minds at the last minute twice I appointed a new teacher within a week of starting the new term. It wasn't ideal for anyone, but it happens so keep trying and don't despair. Continue reading...

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