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'The right time'
What does that mean?
You need to pop into your Head's office.
I find first thing on a morning is the best time to catch them.
Tell them you are applying for a job.
You are a teacher working as a TA who wants to apply for a teaching job. Any Head would understand that.
Is there a possibility that I could ask school if I can give them my references after being shortlisted or would it sound bad?
No, you cannot ask that because yes, it would look bad. The school will expect you to have already told your Head that you are now looking for jobs, and asked to put him/her as a referee.
Sorry - not the answer that you wanted!
TA experience is not teaching experience, I'm afraid. But if you actually take over a class when you cover for colleagues, then you can include that.
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Yes. You must tell your Head everytime you apply for a job.
They really shouldn't mind, and it is a common courtesy.
My current Headmaster has made it clear that if he ISN'T told by any member of staff that they are applying elsewhere - he will not be happy and they are unlikely to be invited for interview.
v12 he will not be happy and they are unlikely to be invited for interview.
No, he can't do this.
If you haven't told him, he'll only find out about it when he gets asked for a reference. By which time, in most cases, the school has already invited you for the interview.
And anyway I cannot believed that he would really be so petty and mean and spiteful to spike your chances of going.
On the contrary, he might want to see the back of you, so would write a glowing reference.
TheoGriff No, he can't do this.
He has said he will!
TheoGriff And anyway I cannot believed that he would really be so petty and mean and spiteful to spike your chances of going.
Hahahahahaha. The extremely experienced union rep who met him during a disciplinary, said that "...in all my years as a union rep I have never met anyone as nasty and I don't know how anyone would want to work under him."
But the best quote from the Head in front of the union rep:
"Resign before half-term and I'll ensure that you get a good enough reference that you're invited for interviews...."
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