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Sort of retired?

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by Steph2002, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Steph2002

    Steph2002 New commenter

    Hi All,
    I had to give up my job at 62 due to accident and long term brain injury issues...I may recover EVENTUALLY, and I MISS school so much.
    How old is too old to get short term supply jobs?????
    I only want sixth form work really...so I guess it will be not often available.
    But just on the age issue?
    I intend to do sone tutoring and also examine in the meantime.
  2. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    My last appointment as a HT was of a 59 year old to a temporary part time post. She is now permanent at the school whereas I retired!

    There is ageism around but fortunately there are also many HTs/supply agencies/Governors with more enlightened attitudes.

    Why don't you ring local recruitment/supply agencies and have a chat with them?
    FrankWolley likes this.
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Agree with post #2. The fact that you are a 6th Form specialist may work in your favour, esp. if you teach a shortage subject...
    Startedin82 likes this.
  4. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    I'm 60 and do the occasional supply gigs - I think you'll find most agencies will convert your age into experience/reliability and happily take you on! Good luck!
    Startedin82 likes this.
  5. rooney1

    rooney1 Occasional commenter

    I am nearly 62 and I do cover work and single day workshops. It's great as I really like working with the children but can fit it round my other activities. I go into school - work my day or half day - and then come home.
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