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How did you know you'd found a school you wanted to work in?

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Tobermory Thu 04-Oct-12 22:59:16

Bit of a back story- I have been teaching for 15 years and worked in 2 schools. Have been at my current place for over 10 shock years and it's time to jump ship.

I went to look round a place today but I'm finding it hard to get any kind of vibe. Having been in one school for so long.... How on earth do I recognise 'a school I want to work at' when I see it?
Does anyone have any top tips?

Did you know when looking round that you'd like to work there?
What put you off?

TwllBach Fri 05-Oct-12 21:16:43

The first school to ever give me a job - the head rang to offer me an interview and spent half an hour pleading with me and telling me how wonderful I was grin

The one I actually work in... Well, they employed me. That was it <desperate>

Felicitywascold Sat 06-Oct-12 18:30:48

The staff- do they look like people you would want to be friends with? People you could laugh with.

Facilities- do you want to work in something that resembles a shed/cave/basement/beautiful modern building.

Kids- what does their uniform look like (meaning how are they wearing it), how much customisation is there/make up/nail varnish etc..

Graffiti/litter/sports fields

Does the Head give a good vibe in the interview. Does he/she LOOK and seem like they are a forceful presence in the school.

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