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Dear Sage and anyone else who can help

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by TTPrimary, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I am a NQT who qualified in December 2010 and yet to secure my first teaching position in school. I have been working on supply since April 2011 and this is due to finish under the 16 month supply term in September. I know I am able to apply for an extension and I am starting to work on this as I type this.
    However as you can imagine panic mode has set in! I am aware that developments have been made and it was discussed that the government where setting about extending the 16 month term to being fixed for 5 years but I am a little confused about how I stand with regards to this.
    I have found this link: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/deployingstaff/b0066959/induction-newly-qualified-teachers/nqt-induction-faqs where it states that
    'The main changes include:
    * extending the 16 month limit on short term supply work, to a maximum
    fixed 5 year period from the point of award of QTS, before having to
    undertake induction'
    'What does this mean if I am starting my induction before September 2012?

    The current arrangements will remain in place until August 2012. NQTs
    whose induction period continues from 1 September 2012 will be subject
    to the new arrangements.'

    Therefore as my term doen't finish until early September (after the date set) will I be eligable to continue working under this as a supply teacher for 5 years?
    Any advice anyone has I would really appreciate this.
    Thank you

  2. It is likely that from September 1st the five year rule will apply to you and, as such you could continue to work on daily/short term supply until December 2015. At that point there will be NO extension, the five years is absolute.
    The Sage

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