Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:58 PM
You find out someone is retiring and has recommended you for their job and then go see the principal LOL.
At least, that's what I did!!
I moved from EQ -> CathEd this year. I have to do 20 hours worth of religious accreditation over the next 4 years. On Monday 18th, I'm going to an all day PD of 3 different sessions which will give me 5 of those hours. I can bolster them with staff meetings on faith/religious topics.
I am, however, in the fortunate position of not being a classroom teacher, so although I still need the accreditation and to promise to uphold the ethics of the school, the fact that I'm an atheist is less worrisome to the principal of the school.
I was also lucky in that my principal is the "I will hire my own staff, TYVM" type and not so much the "I will let CE hire my staff for me". Once again though, it may have something to do with the recommendation and the relative rarity of people available to fill my position as a specialist in the area.
If you're at all unsure, contact your "local" diocesan HR, they'll be able to help you. I " " because I'm 4 hours away from Rockhampton, but fall under that diocese.