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1 week to go and feeling nervous? Try not having a job to go to!

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by fozzinho, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. So, 2 of my 3 NQT terms completed during 2011 and the final payday of the fixed term contract has come and gone. I would say that I haven't felt nervous in my teaching career since completing my first term.

    Until now! No income, bleak job prospects, concerning unemployment figures for NQTs, worrying accounts of useless Job Seeking staff- have to say I have never felt so scared. I'm Primary trained and worked at a high school in my most recent post and that was a breeze in comparison to the way I'm feeling at the moment.

    Over 50 jobs applied for since Sept 2010, only had 1 interview, where got to final 3. In reality, taking the positives results in taking the peess. (yes, a typo.)

    And supply- in Worcester area, my experience of last year- not a single day and registered with 6 agencies including the LEA ran one.

    Are you an NQT with nerves jangling for similar reasons?
     
  2. So, 2 of my 3 NQT terms completed during 2011 and the final payday of the fixed term contract has come and gone. I would say that I haven't felt nervous in my teaching career since completing my first term.

    Until now! No income, bleak job prospects, concerning unemployment figures for NQTs, worrying accounts of useless Job Seeking staff- have to say I have never felt so scared. I'm Primary trained and worked at a high school in my most recent post and that was a breeze in comparison to the way I'm feeling at the moment.

    Over 50 jobs applied for since Sept 2010, only had 1 interview, where got to final 3. In reality, taking the positives results in taking the peess. (yes, a typo.)

    And supply- in Worcester area, my experience of last year- not a single day and registered with 6 agencies including the LEA ran one.

    Are you an NQT with nerves jangling for similar reasons?
     
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Yep, me! I know its bad to feel depressed whilst everyone else is so excited but theres lots of us in the boat. Fingers crossed you managed to get a maternity cover. Try applying to the schools direct? My friend got her Primary post that way... x
     
  4. Last summer I applied to 85 local first and middle schools to let them know I was available for supply/employment.

    I had 1 response and that was at Christmas 2010, and surprisingly that was a 'sorry, we have our own supply/cover person.'

    I'll try again this summer and will keep my fingers crossed, as you say.
     
  5. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Was each letter personalised? A pain I know but may increase chances. I've given up on the UK now and will hopefully be emigrating soon xx
     

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