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Applying for a job in child's school

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bloodyteenagers Sat 25-Feb-17 17:42:10

A position that i am qualified has come up in my child's school and I am thinking about applying. These positions rarely come up in any school locally. Because child is still school age, ideally I need to stay local, but have extended the search.
Anyway. Asked child, who doesn't mind because this is their last year.
However if I got an interview do I need to mention this? If so during the interview at the end during the anything else you would like to add part, if offered the position?
I realise it's a daft question but I really don't know. I also don't want to contact school and ask them this daft question would rather do it anonymously.

The school wouldn't know unless there's certain staff on the interview panel. Our surnames are different. Management are new. I rarely enter the building to collect/drop off. But obviously teachers and other staff members know who I am, as do child's friends and their parents.

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monkeysox Sat 25-Feb-17 18:49:54

Yes you'd have to disclose that it is your child.

Lowdoorinthewal1 Sat 25-Feb-17 18:59:11

Yes, I think you would need to disclose it straight away, but I don't see that it would have any negative issues for you as a candidate, especially as it is DC's last year.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sat 25-Feb-17 19:00:41

Yes you would need to disclose.

exLtEveDallas Sat 25-Feb-17 19:02:16

Depending on the LA you may find its on the specific application form. It's definitely on ours.

LemonRedwood Sat 25-Feb-17 19:02:18

Disclose it but it won't (or shouldn't) affect the chances of you getting the job. Our Admin office is currently staffed entirely by parents of children currently on roll and most of our TAs started when their children attended the school.

QueenieGoldstein Sat 25-Feb-17 19:03:42

I had to disclose when I applied at my current school. In fact it was a bit of a selling point where I am as they are keen to build stronger links with the local community.

bloodyteenagers Sat 25-Feb-17 20:22:52

The only thing on the application is asking if I am related to someone who works for the LA.
Thank you btw. If I get to the interview stage I will mention it then. Hopefully because he's leaving it won't be an issue.

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TheSnowFairy Sun 26-Feb-17 16:45:07

But it won't be an issue anyway - are you concerned?

bloodyteenagers Sun 26-Feb-17 17:10:15

There's always that voice that tells you maybe you won't get it because your child works there.
Like with any process you have to hope that full procedures are followed.
I also wasn't sure about mentioning it because they aren't allowed to mention children so does this put them in an awkward position.

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TheSnowFairy Sun 26-Feb-17 17:58:58

I would be amazed if they didn't know already.

And this from pp:

Our Admin office is currently staffed entirely by parents of children currently on roll and most of our TAs started when their children attended the school.

What is the role?

MinnieSquidge Sun 26-Feb-17 21:52:08

I recently employed a parent of two students. There was never a question about it being inappropriate, she was the best candidate on the day, therefore she was offered the job. We've had no regrets

Wonderpants Mon 27-Feb-17 09:01:09

Is your child in primary or secondary?

I applied for a job at my DC's primary. I had to email the application form and included it in the email- along the lines of- 'I am very familiar with the school as a parent, I feel that I understand and share the ethos of the school...'

Use it to your advantage!

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