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NQT advice

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by jubilee, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Don't bother putting down the one day supply school or the agency as a referee.The school will not have observed you teaching and probably won't even remember you.
    Schools know that jobs are scarce so they won't be surprised at applicants who didn't get a post immediately on qualifying.
  2. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    So what did you do in your gap year? Work, travel...? As long as you can say what you have been doing and how it has helped you... realise teaching is for you/grow as a person/explore new opportunities before settling into a career you are dedicated to etc etc then I'm sure its no problem. Think about your answer and how it will sound best to employers.
    Don't put down supply if you've only done one day (although this has kicked off your 16 month supply limit) the agency and school won't remember you and you may then get questions asking why you didn't do more.
    Good luck for the next one! x

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