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Resignation Letter

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EvilTwins Wed 14-Dec-16 22:44:26

Just written mine. Will be handing it over tomorrow.

Not effective til end of summer term but I feel like a weight has been lifted.

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 14-Dec-16 22:45:58

Good for you. What are your plans or don't you know yet?

SapphireBird Wed 14-Dec-16 22:47:17

I hear you. Well done.

Mine is written, but I don't dare hand it in until May...

Leslieknope45 Wed 14-Dec-16 22:47:43

Would love to do this.

EvilTwins Wed 14-Dec-16 22:49:37

Cauli I've started a business. I am still going to be teaching but will be doing so under my own rules. I'm going to work with a local theatre to deliver a course based there (currently teach secondary drama) I am a bit scared, but also very excited. I've been a teacher since 1997! I love most of the job but in recent years it's become intolerable. I am at a school which is in special measures for the second time in 8 years. Since I started there (2004) we have had 9 head teachers!

Snazarooney Wed 14-Dec-16 22:49:41

Woo hoo!

EvilTwins Wed 14-Dec-16 22:51:01

Sapphire I'm handing it in now so that they have time to find a replacement. At least, that's the theory. I've spent 12 years building a department and we are SO successful. However, drama is not a compulsory subject, the school is in debt, and it would not surprise me if they saw this as a perfect opportunity to save some cash.

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 14-Dec-16 22:55:02

I think that sounds like a marvellous opportunity. Good for you. And if you enjoy teaching then frankly not being in a school can only help that!
It's also really thoughtful of you to see out the year and give plenty of notice.
Wishing you all the luck in the world. 👍🏼

EvilTwins Wed 14-Dec-16 22:56:41

Thanks flowers

I'm not going til my Year 13s leave. They're my favourites!

SapphireBird Wed 14-Dec-16 22:56:47

It's a fine line isn't it? Allowing them enough time, but not saying (in my case) that you'll be going too soon in case I have o change my mind! (Future job woes)

LizzieVereker Wed 14-Dec-16 23:10:56

Good luck Evil! Let us know what it's like on The Other Side grin

mintthins Wed 14-Dec-16 23:12:17

Good luck!

leccybill Wed 14-Dec-16 23:14:26

Best of luck! I left last year, started a business and haven't looked back. Bit more skint and pension on hold but sanity and family life restored.
You won't regret it.

MrsAbcdef Wed 14-Dec-16 23:42:51

Well done and lots of luck to you. I hope it works out very well.

cricketballs Thu 15-Dec-16 06:00:11

Good luck evil but can you still pop on the secondary forum to help me defend/correct posters about BTECs grin

EvilTwins Thu 15-Dec-16 07:28:34

cricketballs totally! I'm still going to to be teaching BTEC so will still be waving the flag grin

bangingmyheadoffabrickwall Sat 17-Dec-16 18:30:12

How do you write one?

I have decided to leave after the breakdown of trust and confidence after an 'incident' at school.

I do not intend to write it just yet. I may leave at some point in the spring or late summer term but definitely will not be there in September.

I know I need to be professional but the temptation to be damning and honest is overwhelming!

I am not worried about future references as I aim to go self employed.

CauliflowerSqueeze Sat 17-Dec-16 18:39:03

banging you 100% keep it short and positive.

Dear Xx
Please accept this as notice of my resignation with effect from (date). My last day at Xx will therefore be xx.

I have enjoyed my time at Xx and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Yours sincerely


Snazarooney Sat 17-Dec-16 22:46:47

I just did similar to above but put thank you for the support I have received.

bangingmyheadoffabrickwall Sun 18-Dec-16 09:02:26

There will be no thank you from me. This person destroyed everything I have worked towards these past 20 years.
I am leaving teaching for now. 'Never say never'. I still have many years left before retirement and who knows how I will feel in a few years time.
But after going through our finances and seeing that we can manage, has made my decision final.

noblegiraffe Sun 18-Dec-16 15:03:31

How did they take it? Or were they already aware of your plans?

The profession is losing another one of the good ones. I'm always in awe of your achievements with your students flowers

InTheDessert Sun 18-Dec-16 15:15:27

Mine went something along the lines of " As time moves forward, priorities change. My priorities and "companies" priorities no longer align, and therefore I have decided to tender my resigination" Not in teaching tho, and I'd already threatened verbally to resign the week before.

EvilTwins Sun 18-Dec-16 15:24:43

Aww, thanks Noble!

The HT already knew. I had said I was going to hand my resignation in sooner rather than later so they would be able to find a replacement. School is not in a good place at the mo and I'm not sure whether they'll decide this is a good opportunity to be able to save some money 😡

So what happened was that the HT asked me to go to the governors meeting which was coincidentally happening that day. This is a bit odd but I went along. HT just asked me to update them on what we'd been up to this term (a lot including kids in professional shows and NYT/NYMT stuff as well as something ridiculous like 1/5 of the school involved in the school play) on the grounds that the governors only ever hear doom and gloom. So I did, and they were suitably impressed. Then as I left, the HT told them i'd resigned. Fingers crossed they now decide it is worth replacing me.

CauliflowerSqueeze Sun 18-Dec-16 15:40:13

Do you feel free and unshackled?

EvilTwins Sun 18-Dec-16 15:49:28


But also guilty (I'll be leaving a lovely yr 10 class half way through) and frustrated at the thought that the school might ditch drama completely now as itS not compulsory and the school needs to save some money.

And also sad as I've been there 12 years and even though I'm excited about what I'm doing next, I'm leaving partly because the school has become a bit chaotic and I wish I was leaving it in a better, more stable state.

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