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Dear Theo and anyone else who can help

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' 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:
    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. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well, I do not understand that either!
    I suggest that you ring the TDA (now called the Teaching Agency) on 0800 389 2500 and see if you can get a clear answer from them.
    And then come back here and tell us!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.

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