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Seeking advice

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Pirandello, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Pirandello

    Pirandello New commenter

    Hi I have been supply teaching for 2 years and although its been good and Im earning some pretty good money i did supply for a reason abd following doctors advice have resigned from a perm post due to work stress related sickness.

    I am now getting my mojo back and have been apolying for part time posts. I have an interview however on seeing the details it will last a whole school day. I really take issue with this. Is this now notmal procedure? This is a day of my life where im not getting paid. I find it extraordinary that it takes a whole day to suss out a teacher???? I would really like advice on whether this is standard practice and im in two minds whether to accept. My reaction when i read the details was 'really?' Why?
  2. JJ83

    JJ83 New commenter

    Absolutely normal practice sadly - if you want a job then sadly you are going to have to deal with it
  3. Pirandello

    Pirandello New commenter

    oh dear, its got that then, I am reminded as to why I supply....hmmmmm
  4. VeronicAmb

    VeronicAmb Occasional commenter

    I find your reaction quite odd. Wouldn't you want to spend a whole day at a school you'd be in for a foreseeable future? I wouldn't want just an interview and a lesson observation. I would want to see what the 'average' school day looks like. I would want to see the behaviour of pupils, how staff interact with pupils and colleagues, what the management's like, etc. You can't suss out a school based on one interview and a 15 minute lesson with a class you may not even be assigned to. I say it's for your benefit, rather than theirs. The unpaid bit sucks but, if you only see about a fraction of what the school is like, you can't really see whether it will be a good fit for you. Likewise, from the school's perspective.
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  5. install

    install Star commenter

    Because the school wants to get the right person and can afford to pick and choose.
  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I've only had a few part day interviews, some them ones where I didn't want the job and withdrew before the end.

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