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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by thekillers1, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Flowers19

    Flowers19 Occasional commenter

    Well I had two days guaranteed work this week but the course the teacher was on was cancelled! Fantastic! So I've sacked this week off and I'll start again Monday!
     
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  2. bonnie1

    bonnie1 Senior commenter

    That's annoying! Last year I was booked for two days at a school locally that I really wanted to work in, called off the Friday before because the school was up for OFSTED and the teacher was withdrawn from the course she was going to attend.
     
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  3. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi thekillers

    Yes, we are still here. Any you? Didn't you get a long term post? Trust you are well.
     
  4. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Welcome to the forum Flowers19.
     
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  5. Flowers19

    Flowers19 Occasional commenter

    @pepper5 i was another user name but thought it was too obvious as to who I was so I changed it! Thank you though :) xx
     
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  6. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Sensible thinking there ;)
     
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  7. Emeritusbc

    Emeritusbc New commenter

    Is the state of supply still bad?
     
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  8. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hi Em

    The start of January is traditionally the time when work starts to pick up and it does appear it is a bit busier, but much of the work is longer term assignments and work in schools no one wants to go to because of the challenging behaviour. Right before Christmas it was particularly slow.

    If you are able and willing to take on the most challenging classes you might get enough work. A lot also depends on where you live and what you teach. If you live somewhere with access to a lot of schools, obviously it will be easier.
     
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  9. karaka

    karaka New commenter

    I work part-time and was enthusiastically signed up by agencies for supply for my days off. What really annoys me is how supply agencies say they will have loads of work and then it is absolute silence. I have had 1 day of general cover offered since September. 2 agencies even had the nerve to phone and tell me my compliance was running out because I hadn't worked with them for 3 months. Signing up was a complete waste of time so far.
     
  10. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    I have had that. Agencies ring you up to tell you that you will have to reregister since you have not worked for them for three or six months. They always ask why you haven't done any work for them and seem put out when you tell them that you have not been offered any!
     
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  11. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Or the flip side, you get a full week lined up but are too ill to work.

    Franking chest infection.......letting my antibiotics do their thing.
     
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  12. bonnie1

    bonnie1 Senior commenter

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon.
     
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  13. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Thanks. I am on the mend, it's just annoying.
     
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  14. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Yes, get better soon.
     
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  15. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    I'm deffinately on the mend, I'm really noticing it today and I'm on day 3 of my antibiotics. I'm going to be able to work tomorrow so that will be good, and my agency has been fine with me as I've been keeping them updated and given them plenty of time to sort replacements for me on the other days.
     
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  16. sally_nic

    sally_nic New commenter

    Hi everyone.
    I've had two and a half days supply in past month.
    I'm p/t three days so it's a top up but it's quite scarce.
     
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  17. steviepal

    steviepal Occasional commenter

    Well, I've had 4 days work since the beginning of May.......whoop, whoop!!!
     
  18. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    That is more than I have had since May 2015!
     
  19. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    You need to earn enough in the weeks to carry you over the weeks that you don't work. Next week, or the week after, your Supply work will dry up probably until late September or early October.
    Many Supply Teachers will probably give up over the Summer break and a new lot will join the pool.
     
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  20. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    I've seen a job I'm going to apply for, its education related so not too far away but not a classroom one.
     
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