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Discussion in 'Personal' started by thelovelyliz, Jan 26, 2011.
How plentiful is it for most people, if people don't mind answering (secondary trained)
I would visit the supply forum and have a trawl and you find that for most people the situation is dire. Some are doing better but the trend is all gloom I am afraid.
I've done supply for 4 years now. Barely had a day off. Mostly medium term contracts (half a term to two full terms) but in the few gaps I've done day to day and been full on! I guess I'm lucky and it just depends where you are and what your agency is like (but I pick up some of mine by word of mouth or previous contact).
I've done supply in state and independent schools, as well as a PRU and a Special School. It's a great opportunity to gain experience in different schools.
Definitely - the more the merrier, but don't forget your flak jacket and helmet ;-)
Thanks. Unfortunately I cannot do short term contract as I have young children. Really getting concerned about the fact that there are no jobs and I regret resigning from my permanent position
i would ne4ver tell anyone to resign from a permanant position in this day and age..
However i have just got a long term supply post thoug ..eve though i wasnt looking for it.
Daty to day is very mixed im hearing.
Well yes, thanks, I know that now but at the time it was a choice between working for less than £100 per month after childcare costs or being a full time mum and the latter was far, far more appealing.
I can imagine it is lol
when my kids arrived i worked long hours to support my wife who stayed at home...i hope you manage to make the right choice.
Thanks, to be honest it's not so much about the choice, I need to go back to work (unfortunately!) but there isn't any out there