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in long term placement want to apply for permanent role - feeling bad!

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by pinkpolly, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. pinkpolly

    pinkpolly New commenter

    Hi everyone,
    I have recently been offered a long-term placement which is part time (not really enough for me to live on) - I accepted as I need some kind of financial stability in the face of being newly out of a 2 year full time contract. I have seen a permanent job I want to apply for but I feel bad on the school I have taken the long term assignment through. I need the stability - I live alone and already am working half terms in another job to maintain some income. In addition, the summer is the worst time so even if I work up until then what am I meant to do for 6 weeks?
    I feel guilty wanting to have a permanent role and think maybe I shouldn't have taken this on as parents will expect me to be there to maintain continuity. However, having a permanent role is what I'm really aiming for.
    Please help, would it be so bad for me to apply for the perm role?
     
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  2. baxterbasics

    baxterbasics Senior commenter

    100% not at all. Put yourself first. So long as you give some warning to the school that you are leaving to take a permanent job (only tell them if/ when you get it) it will not be an issue at all.
     
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  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    You MUST apply - the part time contract will end.

    As a supply teacher you are a free agent - the school will find another supply
     
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  4. pinkpolly

    pinkpolly New commenter

    Thank you
     
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  5. pinkpolly

    pinkpolly New commenter

    Thank you
     
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  6. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    Read the small print. You might be expected to give some kind of notice. I'm on long-term supply and the email giving contract details specifies 5 days on it.

    Also you'll want the current head to be a referee so ask nicely and politely. It's even possible that your current school will offer you permanent (or at least a better deal) for the reasons you are feeling guilty about.

    BUT DON'T YOU FEEL GUILTY, in this dog-eat-dog world of supply you have to be as ruthless as the schools and agencies, which is very ruthless indeed.
     
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    When I hit the supply circuit in 2014 it quickly became very apparent how cut-throat the business is.

    If you are working - someone else isn't - you can't afford to worry about that.
     
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  8. pinkpolly

    pinkpolly New commenter

    Thanks for your support everyone.
     

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