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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:
    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'
    and
    '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
    TT

     
  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!
    [​IMG]
    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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