About turn

6th January 2006 at 00:00
Your job and career questions answered

Can you change your mind after having your resignation accepted and another teacher advertised for by the school?

Normally, no: otherwise schools wouldn't know where they were. However, if you have a reason, such as relocation because of a partner's employment falling through, ask the head where the process of seeking your replacement has reached. If applications haven't closed, the school might consider aborting the process. If your replacement has been offered and accepted a contract, you're out of luck. In future, don't resign until you are sure about your future employment.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now