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NQT through Supply....

Discussion in 'Primary' started by DubNQT, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. DubNQT

    DubNQT New commenter

    I completed my PGCE last year and moved abroad to teach for a year.

    I reckon Ive probably put myself in a weak interview position as I've not been teaching the English curriculum. Dont regret it as I have had the time of my life, but back to reality. I am thinking of doing NQT through supply.

    Could anyone tell me of their experiences doing NQT through supply? Or any long term supply experiences at all really.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Why? If you want a career teaching in the UK, your best bet is to just a full-time teaching post and get your NQT year out of the way.

    Your teaching abroad for a year will not damage your CV, it will enhance it.

    You're not in a weak position, there is a national shortage of good qualified teachers.
    galerider123 likes this.
  3. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Just think- the school gets someone with a year's teaching experience for NQT money...and some interesting stories to share to boot!
    Landofla, DubNQT and Pomza like this.
  4. DubNQT

    DubNQT New commenter

    Thank you for the replies.

    My contract is not finished abroad until mid June so I don't think there will be jobs left by then. That's why I'm thinking supply is my best bet of having a position for September.
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I got my very first teaching job in the penultimate week of the summer term, so would have been mid July.

    There will be plenty of jobs still in mid June, and even some in August, depending on how fussy you are about location and school.
  6. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    If you know your contract finishes mid- June then why not start applying for posts that start in September? You don't need to wait until your contract ends to apply for other jobs. You will actually be in a stronger position than most as you have experience but cost less than others. Good luck!
  7. DubNQT

    DubNQT New commenter

    Cheers for the advice.
    I would love to apply now but I am not back in Europe till mid June so wouldn't be able to do a demo lesson or visit the school which most schools insist on. With any luck there will still be posts in July but just looking for info on doing the NQT year through supply if there's none.
  8. bounceback

    bounceback Occasional commenter

    There are definitely jobs available over the summer. I was offered 2 full-time roles in early September last year through
    supply agencies. I can't do full-time so didn't take them up. One was until the half-term and one for the full term as the schools were still trying to recruit permanent staff. If possible avoid going through agencies if you want a permanent position. Good Luck.
  9. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I assume because the OP is abroad and so can't really attend interviews until they return.
  10. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    Ah, I see.

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