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NQT, can't get a job!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by studentfairy, May 24, 2019.

  1. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    maybe some schools would do it. I would normally expect the vacancy to be readvertised.

    Anyway, you would be unlikely to know if you were the only option.
  2. year1109

    year1109 New commenter

    I am glad I stumbled across this thread: I am in exactly the same position and yet to have a NQT job for September. It’s worrying me greatly but I suppose the situation is out of my hands. Best of luck to you!
  3. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    As a HT, I prefer a governor to be part of the formal interview, but it's not always possible. And definitely not required.
    I am still advertising for a post... only one application so far!
  4. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Still six weeks left and schools are hammering me with requests for any teachers I have left. So there are plenty of jobs.
    However, the plum jobs in quality schools in areas where people want to work are not the schools hammering me for teachers. I always say the best time to look for a job is when you’ve got a job. So going for a school that might not be in the greatest area or building, but who will really support you and develop you because they struggle to recruit is a good post to have and from which to look for the dream job.
    agathamorse likes this.

    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

    What sort of reason are you talking about?
  6. PersianCatLady

    PersianCatLady Occasional commenter

    I know for a fact that I was the only applicant.
  7. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    how do you know?
  8. PersianCatLady

    PersianCatLady Occasional commenter

    They told me
  9. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    they might not be telling the truth. Or they might not be allowed to appoint if there is only one applicant. They might have to wait until there are other applicants
  10. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    If only that were true!
  11. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Now I have to be straight, it depends what region you are in. Some schools contact me direct, some have given up and give the job to an agency who approaches me with a permanent job.
    If you are in the North West, well then that’s a different game.
    agathamorse likes this.
  12. PersianCatLady

    PersianCatLady Occasional commenter

    I am on the South Coast.
  13. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    I am in NW London.

    @PersianCatLady. I have a former colleague, who lives on the north Kent coast, and he is getting nothing.
    agathamorse likes this.
  14. 06011806

    06011806 New commenter

    Is North West a difficult area to find NQT jobs?
  15. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    North west London isn’t hard. North west England on the other hand is not so good. Edge Hill pumps out teachers by the thousands and since Gove's reforms fewer teachers move to where the jobs are which means a surfeit of teachers are produced in the north west compared to elsewhere. Well done Gove. Completely not understanding what you were smashing up to reform. The current teaching crisis is directly down to all of Gove's reforms.
    agathamorse likes this.
  16. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Not true in Science, I am afraid.

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