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Returning to teaching

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Katherella, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Katherella

    Katherella New commenter

    Hello, I am returning to teaching after a 2 1/2 year break. My plan is to do supply work and then apply for a permanent post. Terrified about so many aspects of this - will I get enough work, will I be any good?..Any help or advice gratefully received. P.S. I taught for 13 years before I left in 2016.
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  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    It is difficult after a period away, as one tends to lose a little confidence. That will soon return once you're back in the workplace again. Just like when one's had the long summer holiday and after half a day it's as if one has never been away.
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  3. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Lara is right...once you are back, it will be as though you have never been away.

    Read the new to supply thread pinned at the top of this forum. It might help you to prepare and you will feel more confident.
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  4. Katherella

    Katherella New commenter

    Thank you Lara and pepper5, your thoughts are much appreciated and I will follow the pinned thread as you suggested,
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  5. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    First thing to ask is why did you leave and why do you want to come back?

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