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NQT's not employed by September rubbish?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by anon2047, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Hiya, I am rural but told them I would be willing to travel, not wanting to sound desperate i said i would do anything. no we are not allowed to name them.
     
  2. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    I think there is some truth in this and schools wanting an NQT feel they have to employ by Easter to get the best of the cohort. However, this only makes sense in an area where there are plenty of vacancies in that year. If you live in an area where there are few vacancies in your subject and you cannot move away, schools are less likely to judge unemployed teachers as being poor. Supply is going to be almost non existent the way we're going. It's becoming almost impossible for us to book school trips and courses because we are being discouraged from anything that involves using supply, so if agencies are not taking on more teachers, it may be tbecause there is no likelihood of them using you. Moving to an area with jobs is worth considering.
     
  3. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    To some degree ICT posts have become much scarcer - With the uncertainty over the subject's role in the curriculum, it seems that quite a lot of people are staying put.
    If you've received good grades on your PGCE, you're not going to be worthless. If a large number of people are competing for a very small number of jobs, it is going to be difficult for those who are clearly competent.
    It's a matter of constant applications and bugging people. Agencies always need people, and if you can teach another subject to some level, that might also help you.
     
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The last couple of years have seen the dramatic fall in the number of ICT vacancies- in my borough East London there were barely a handful advertised and the experienced posts drew candidates from all over the country.
    There is always a time lag with peoples' perceptions and a lot still are in the idea of an expanding use of ICT in schools , however the E Bacc has had a detrimental effect together with the uncertainty over some post 16 ICT based courses.Similarly some perceptions of supply teachers are based upon the historical situation when supply was seen as a dump for bad teachers.
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  5. They do that - tis to lure people in!

    I hope that people don't think that about people who haven't got a job in September!
     

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