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Reality bites!

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by babette, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Good post, CG [​IMG] It won't be difficult. How easy is a hypnotists job when half your audience are already sleep walking.
  2. And to speak more plainly---given that a union is the sum of its members, the majority of teachers in this country who belong to the EIS did not consider supply staff to be worth fighting for.
    Lucky them. What we've seen is more like a complete and total disappearance of supply teachers of any age.
  3. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    A lot of supply teachers have managed to get fixed term contracts and are probably caught up dealing with their new timetables in new schools etc. They might not be feeling like they want to rock the boat, because next Spring there may be a chance they get another fixed term contract in the same school . . . . . .and so on and so on. Living your life from year to year type situation . . . .which admittedly, is far preferable to living your life day to day.
    But I do know of teachers who have been caught in this 'year by year' trap for up to 6 years. For a few years, within that 6 year period, a Probationer took their 'slot' and they (the supply teacher) were back doing general supply for a year. In the past of course, they were paid to scale for doing general.
    My feeling is that these supply teachers may be less likely to catch SOD Flu . . . . .but they are the ones who (depending on length of continuous service . . . is it a 100 days?) could very well be off sick for a week and still get paid for it.

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