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Supply in South Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Chirpy1, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Chirpy1

    Chirpy1 New commenter

    What's the supply levels like in Sheffield/Doncaster/Rotherham/ Barnsley, please?

    I never trust what agencies say.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Hii chirpy1

    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. Chirpy1

    Chirpy1 New commenter

    Thanks :)
     
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  4. Chirpy1

    Chirpy1 New commenter

    i take it every one is busy then :)
     
  5. supply287

    supply287 New commenter

    Why do you ask?
     
  6. Chirpy1

    Chirpy1 New commenter

    It's because I am thinking of going on Supply if there is a demand.
     
  7. supply287

    supply287 New commenter

    Good luck, but read my recent posts and related..
     
  8. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Established commenter

    I can't speak for South Yorkshire as I'm in West Yorks. But even here I don't trust my own evidence let alone anyone else's, too many factors outside your knowledge. Agree that you can't trust agencies views at all.

    You know those fleeting visitors to your staff room. In fact the only ones in it. They are supply teachers and you will probably get the best indication from asking as many as you can. Or the HR person that organises cover in your school might tell you what they pay the agency for these as well.
     
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  9. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Established commenter

    If you've got a permanent post and it's not unbearable then you're probably better staying put. Supply is very unpredictable and you need to be able to survive lean weeks. Also the OH tends to insist on a reliable income stream and this means you.
     
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  10. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    I agree entirely with John. Supply is so unpredictable and it has been very slow for many people this year in all areas of the country. If you have another adult in the house who has a decent income coming in and you don't have a mortgage, then perhaps consider it. Otherwise, I would entirely forget it. In other years I would have said it is doable, but not now. Or use it as a stop gap knowing it is a stop gap and you have some money in savings.
     
  11. Chirpy1

    Chirpy1 New commenter

    Thanks. I'll not be applying then. My post isn't permanent.
     
  12. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Chirpy1

    Things may change. Keep your eyes posted and ask all the supply teachers you meet in your area what the amount of work is like.
     
  13. steviepal

    steviepal New commenter

    3 days this academic year through 3 different agencies and I'm available in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and as far out as Donny. That tells it's own story. Good luck.
     

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