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Interview: what reasons for wanting to move?

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LindyHemming Sun 26-Mar-17 12:23:06

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rollonthesummer Sun 26-Mar-17 12:25:32

_*Is it ok to say you're looking for a position closer to home?*

Yes, absolutely!

LindyHemming Sun 26-Mar-17 12:39:37

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noblegiraffe Sun 26-Mar-17 13:40:06

Don't slag off your current school is the main thing. It does happen!

lavenderandrose Sun 26-Mar-17 13:43:10

You mean we can't put 'bunch of tossers' next to 'reason for leaving'? grin

noblegiraffe Sun 26-Mar-17 13:45:21

Only if you're a maths or physics teacher wink

AChickenCalledKorma Sun 26-Mar-17 13:50:27

I do interviews - not in a school, but in a public sector context. Personally I'm much more impressed by the people who give me an honest answer like they are looking for something closer to home, rather than those who spout a load of management-speak that no-one says in real life.

BackforGood Sun 26-Mar-17 13:57:01

If it's for a 'pool' then you can't really say wonderful things about the school anyway, so closer to home is a good enough reason. smile

LindyHemming Sun 26-Mar-17 16:58:29

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BackforGood Sun 26-Mar-17 17:54:55

Yeah, generally, that's not a great thing to start discussing at interview wink

SweepTheHalls Sun 26-Mar-17 17:56:17

No comments on current school being crap. Anything else goes grin

RidiculousVehicle Sun 26-Mar-17 22:10:34

Is there something you can say about wanting to broaden your experience? That could work if the new schools are more diverse in student background, have slightly different curriculum, if there'd be different opportunities for extra-curricular stuff at the new one etc.

Checkedstripes Sun 02-Apr-17 15:07:06

When I changed I said that I was looking for opportunities that weren't currently available in my school. Not that my Head was a belled and that my HoD was sapping away my enthusiasm

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