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My lovely day...

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by splinters, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. splinters

    splinters Established commenter

    Couldnt agree more. Schools where I have interviewed have had no real problem with my qualifications, experience or performance on the day but I am yet to lose out to a more experienced/qualified candidate. They are not allowed to mention age (or expense) as a reason for their decision but they keep going for the cheaper option regardless.
    The only truly 'honest' feedback I have had (from Head's or colleagues not afraid to be honest when pushed for more details) is that I am too expensive/over qualified or they want someone more 'mouldable'...
     
  2. splinters

    splinters Established commenter

    Well, well, well....the school has asked me to stay on for a further 2 weeks after half term...to teach my specialist subject!!!
    Its not exactly a full term but cant complain and teaching my own subject is a bonus.
     
  3. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    That's great news splinters.
     
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  4. splinters

    splinters Established commenter

    its better than sitting around at 7am waiting for a call which may never come...to work in the local zoo. Additionally, as I am already on AWR rates, I would have to work 3 weeks or more on general cover to get the same amount...and I know the school very well now and the staff in that department ;-)
    All good I guess
     
  5. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    Very good I'd say.
     
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  6. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I had a lovely day today.I work in the holidays when I can for a holiday scheme that caters for children and young adults with learning disabilities. The 'gang' I work with are young and vibrant from all walks of life.Each day I work there I get to work with different people and I am learning so much.Shame the weather wasn't so nice as the young person I was supporting liked to be outside (a lot) and I did get quite cold.
     
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  7. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    hi gingerhobo48

    Sound like great fun - apart from the weather.

    It is still FREEZING here. The heat is on and I am not venturing out.

    Trust it warms up for you tomorrow.
     
  8. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    Had another lovely day last Friday with the same set up.We had a trip out to a farm and I was supporting a child with autism.He was such a happy boy and coped with new situations, like using an unfamiliar toilet and eating outside, which his care plan said he might find difficult.
    Shame that so many adults just stared really at us as a group.
     
  9. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    Received confirmation about the part-time permanent post I'll be starting in September today, so I'm very, very happy and relieved.I will be on the MPS I was hoping for.
     
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  10. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi gingerhobo48

    Well done to you ! Many congratulations about your new job for September. That certainly is good news and I bet the school are thrilled too.

    YAY.

    :)
     
  11. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    Thanks pepper5, I hope so:).
     
  12. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Super news gingerhobo - well done!

    I had a lovely day teaching nursery today, at a fantastic inner-city school in a deprived area. It just goes to show that you can't judge a school by its catchment area - it's all down to the staff and sound management!
     
  13. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    lulu57

    I think your avatar is purrrrfect. Are you a fellow cat person?

    Well done for having a lovely day at a lovely school. It is all about the management as you say.
     
  14. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    My avatar is Mrs Woo, my lovely mitted tabby. I love her much more than a sane, well-adjusted person should!
     
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  15. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I had a lovely day today with a reception class.Worked really hard (don't we always) but it was enjoyable.I'm working hard on trying to remember names and was really pleased that I was able to recall about 23 out of the 26 names of the children in class today.Not bad for a person who walks into a room and forgets why they are there:D.
     
  16. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I'm jealous, I haven't covered in nursery for ages.I'm early years trained and feel the most comfortable in nursery/reception.
     
  17. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    Mrs woo looks cool.I love the markings around her eyes.I must try and get my avatar done of my beloved Tommy.
     
  18. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Mrs Woo has natural eyeliner. If she had shades, a telescopic cigarette holder and a beehive, she would be Audrey Hepburn - she is a very girly cat.
    And I am merely her unpaid domestic help.
    I have SUCKER printed across my brow, apparently!
    (Sorry - this is horribly off-topic...though she does make my day lovely!)
     
  19. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Lulu57

    Mrs Woo is simply gorgeous. Welcome fellow cat person.

    Sometimes when I come home from a trying day on supply, my cat knows and gets on my chest/neck and purrs and purrs...funny how he knows when I am tired and I need some kindness.
     
  20. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Ah yes - Mrs Woo does that too! Although she has needle-sharp claws, so she often ends up tattooing my chest inadvertently! I never thought I'd end up being a crazy cat lady...but I agree with you that a cat can fairly instantly de-stress you after a hard day's teaching.
     

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