I just wondered what everyone's general experience was on this. As far as I understand it, all teachers are routinely allowed to take time out of school to attend interviews for new jobs, largely because the interviews normally require them to teach a lesson, therefore requiring them to attend the interview during a normal school day. However, once the teacher has been offered, and accepted, a new job, what is the general etiquette regarding a new staff induction day at their new school, if this takes place during the previous term for example, thus necessitating them to take a day off from their current school? We have just had such an incident where one new member of staff's current school is making it difficult for her to come to our induction (which takes place on a Friday and Saturday in June, ie in term time) and requesting that we pay the costs of any cover that is required for her current role.
I was wondering if this was quite common, or whether her current school are being a bit unreasonable? Anyone had any experiences of this and what did you do?