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School based training / lower standard of trainees

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Cervinia, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    Is it just our area, or are these lot worse than usual students?

    A training session was being run at our school (20 trainee teachers expected). Less than half turn up (at all) and three of the ones who did were late.

    We're one of the worst performing authorities in the country. Is there a dearth of professional, employable teachers everywhere, or just here?
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    We can't get teachers for love nor money. There are some good students out there but not nearly enough to fill the places where they are needed.
    Our supply staff are increasingly only there because we beg and some have been retired so long they should be attached to a drip and monitor and have a risk assessment before we make them climb stairs.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yet on the Supply forum people are saying that the situation is dire, with some posters getting 2 days in total since September, whereas last year they were busy all term.

    Best wishes

  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    We attempted to recruit three times for a primary classroom teacher post, we were lucky to have any applications at all and the two we interviewed were so bad that, desperate as we were, we simply couldn't afford to take the risk. We have managed with long term supply ( but even then we had to take a week on/week off job share that we really didn't want but was all we could get) and only found our current teacher by employing some one we effectively "poached" from another school.
    Perhaps it depends on location but round here, if you are anywhere near half decent you will be snapped up!
  5. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I was having a chat with my daughter's Primary HT recently and she's pulling her hair out at the poor quality supply teachers being sent to her. They've been trying to recruit a new class teacher and, like @CarrieV s school, they haven't been happy to employ those who have applied. The HT is leaving and it took a year to get a suitable candidate.

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