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Dear James-1 term supply contract, am I allowed?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by midget_gem74, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Hi James,
    sorry I've asked a few questions about this and I know the answers are on a forum already but I just wanted to make sure. I graduated from university in 2008 and started supply in 2009. At the end of July I come to the end of my extra year extension for supply. Does this mean I can then no longer do supply even if its for a term contract so I can start my NQT. Or does that just apply to day to day supply?
    I've just joined an agency that specialises in long term positions, however will this mean that the only work they could get me to start my NQT would be this summer term? and not after July?
    Thanks, sorry for the questions!
  2. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    A one term contract is induction, so that's fine.
    You need posts that are at least a term. After July, you need a permanent or fixed term position.

  3. thanks! so as long as its a full terms work I can still get it through a supply agency?
  4. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Once your supply extension is up, you are barred from doing NON-INDUCTION Teaching in the State 5-16 sector.
    If it's known from the outset that a post will last for at least a term's length (from any point in one school term until at least the same point in the next school term) and you have to plan nad assess a regular timetable, the post HAS TO be part of Induction, with the requisite 1o% reduced timetable.
    Make sure that they register you as an NQT with the LA at the outset.
    It doesn't matter if the employer is the school /LA or a private agency.
    It doesn't matter if it's a permanent or fixed term contract or daily paid supply (which is how I completed 2 of the 3 Induction terms).
    You can still work on an Induction basis if the post is part-time, as long as it's for a minimum term's length as described above (ie; doesn't have to be from the start of a school term). If the post is then extended, you might complete an Induction term but you can also take another p/t post at the same time nad both employments will be added together to decide when an Induction term has been served.
  5. thankyou! phew, hopefully something will come from this new agency then.
  6. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I forgot to add that if you secure a part-time Induction position, you are free to do odd days or weeks of supply teaching on the other days of the week, WITHOUT NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION.
    The limitation on doing non-Induction teaching (the 16 months + extension from LA) only applies when you are NOT registered as an NQT on Induction at the same time.
    That makes taking p/t Induction posts (or p/t permanent posts) feasible financially as you can make up the other days working at other schools.

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