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Primary/ Supply Job hunting in Cardiff

Discussion in 'Cymru - education news' started by mrssweet, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am looking to move to Cardiff from Cornwall in the next few months. I am a Primary Teacher with an Early Years/KS1 specialism and have been teaching 5 years. Ideally I am looking to work as a supply teacher/ temporary contracts initially, rather than seeking a full time/permanent post.
    I have sent off for the Cardiff Council info pack but am overwhelmed by the number of supply teaching agencies. Can anyone who works in Primary schools in Cardiff give me any advice in terms of who you use for supply? In Cornwall, I approached schools directly with a CRB and a CV-is this the same? Can anyone recommend agencies? Is it realistic to think there is work out there? Everything I have read so far is leading me to believe I may not find work that easily.
    Any advice would be hugely appreciated.
    Thank you!
  2. 2004ajd

    2004ajd New commenter

    MPS Llantrisant tend to pay the best rates of about £90 a day. They also pay for your CRB check and tend to have regular work in and around Cardiff.

    Celtic Teachers pay per experience. Check both websites as I have found these to be the best.
    Good Luck with the move
  3. Hi! Although I'm secondary trained, I've found Apollo to be the best in providing me with work in both primary & secondary. They have offices in Swansea, Bridgend, RCT and Cardiff, so pretty much cover south wales. I work F/T for them most of the time. Good luck!

  4. Hi, Thank you both for the advice...I will get in touch with them....
  5. Hi there,
    I currently do primary supply in cardiff with Capita, it's £80 per day basic with added expense allowance, if you are good then they are good to you. Bwtween feb and july last year I worked at least 3 days most weeks and had some long term work in schools too covering ppa etc. Cardiff agencies are ultra competative hence the cheap rates. I would say to avoid ITN mark...not had one day off of them in Wales...Midlands they used to get me everyday.
    Good luck with your quest, seems the best way to get a job in teaching is through supply and networking!! x

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