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Actually got a supply day in secondary tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Jolly_Roger1, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Wow! I never expected this in June. If this comes off, it will take me up to eight days this year!
  2. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    Really? So little?! That's shocking.

    I've read a few things on here about shortage of supply work, but mine has been plentiful throughout the year. It's easing off a bit now, but I'm still getting 2 days a week generally. Was on 4 days per week up until half term.
  3. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Was that primary or secondary, though? Location makes a difference too. Here in London, there seem to be too many people chasing the work.
  4. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Well done...sending prayers and best wishes for a wonderful day for you tomorrow. Let us know if you enjoy your day.
  5. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    Wonders never cease!
  6. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    I'm secondary English and based in the north east. There are tons of supply teachers here due to several large local secondaries merging and becoming academies, thus there are plenty of staff being made redundant. But work seems to be fairly plentiful. Even before getting my regular work at this current school I'm at, I was getting 3-4 days per week in various schools on a day-to-day basis.

    I can see how London would be a difficult place to be on supply though. From my location, I can easily travel by car to North Yorkshire, all over Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, covering a pretty large square mileage.

    I'm also very lucky that my agency always arranges the maximum fee for my level of experience (I'm very happy with that fee, anyway) and has excellent relationships with local schools.
  7. PizzoCalabro

    PizzoCalabro Established commenter

    Good news! Hope the first of many.
  8. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    @Nearmiss,Pepper5, Eva_Smith & PizzoCalabro; Thank you for your encouragement.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I honestly don't know why you bother JR with such slim pickings.

    Move to the Cambridge area,you would be working every day
  10. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    Hope it's a good school and the start of better work for you.
  11. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Glad you've finally got some work. Let's hope it's the start of something better.
  12. loveparis77

    loveparis77 New commenter

    Hope it's going well!
  13. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Thank you for all your best wishes but the job was cancelled. Fortunately, I had not left the house when the text came through. I thought it was too good to be true!
  14. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Noooooo! The only bonus in that is

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