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I need some urgent advice... I am an NQT

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Henna647398393, May 16, 2019.

  1. Henna647398393

    Henna647398393 New commenter

    Hi, I am an NQT and require some advice. I would appreciate any advice given.

    I qualified in 2016 as an Early Years Teacher and I have worked in the school as an Unqualified Teacher before I graduated. After graduating I have worked in a couple of schools for short term contracts (under a term) and mainly fro 2016 to the present teacher been working as a day to day supply teacher to fill gaps.
    During this time, I have been working at around seven local schools to cover.

    I have been struggling to find a full time position as an Early Years Teacher as there are not many jobs going in the town that I am from. But now I am looking to re-locate. It seems that it looks like there are gaps on my application form as I have not put the local schools I have worked with from my supply agency on the application forms. I am not sure if I can, or should put these schools down to strengthen my application as it was not a direct contract from the school, it was through the agency.

    I would appreciate advice as I am extremely struggling to find something permanent and even begin my NQT year.
  2. traceyo742

    traceyo742 New commenter

    Gaps in employment can raise a concern from a safeguarding point of view if those gaps are unexplained. If you used an agency you can confirm you provided supply through them and offer a contact for references. If you arranged your own supply work, I would recommend you list all the schools and when you worked there, with references. It may seem time consuming but you need to reassure future employers that all is well. It might also be an idea to briefly explain why you did so much supply and stress the benefits of that (wide experience of different schools etc). Good luck!
    agathamorse and henna1243 like this.

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