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supply before your NQT year.

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by jubilee, May 11, 2011.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    It should really be called the 16 month non-Induction, short-term teaching limit.
    The 16 months count down from the first day of qualified non-Induction teaching and the clock doesn't stopp counting down during periods of unemployment or school holiday weeks.
    It's actually possible to do one day of supply, get no more bookings and run out of the opportunity to take non-Induction work 16 months later.
    If you are about to run out of the 16 month 'window' and haven't yet started or completed Induction, you can apply to each LA where you might want to get short-term teaching . You need to prove to them thatnot yet having completed Induction is not your fault.
    The LAs can award you up to another 12 months to take short-term teaching in their schools or they can reject you application.
    You can take as long as you like to complete Induction, subject to the short-term teaching limits. If you take 10 years, most of that time will see you out of LA 5-16 schools.
    You are not limited at all for teching in Post 16 or in the private sector.
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    5-16 does mean the age range.
    However, I've just checked tda.gov.uk where you get all the official standards for teaching and the regs now say that it is employment in a maintained school or a non-maintained special school and
    "A relevant school is a maintained school or non maintained special school in England, including a maintained nursery school or a PRU" so you couldn't work with the under 5s in a maintained nursery school.
    It would be worth checking out private school nurseries, where their teacher pay not Nursery Nurse pay would apply.
    Induction can also be done in some private school settings.
    Put 16 month supply rule in the tda search box to get the regs.


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