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Supply teachers are in demand because of the teacher shortage

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    In February 2013 I 'sacked' my supply agency and moved to another. They keep contacting me, the latest job was for a Caretaker!! I'm 62, a short female with some health issues!! I didn't apply!
  2. choddurham

    choddurham New commenter

    I worked in an outstanding school which cared and looked after its staff for six years. The paperwork was as succinct as possible. I had to leave because of child care issues. I have started supply and even though there are parts that are harder, I feel happier. I prefer supply mainly because I am not crushed by relentless targets. If a child has an awful home life and can not stop disrupting the classroom (even if SMT are present), I am not held responsible for progress. Don't get me wrong, in my previous school we were high achieving and I always hit my targets. But, it was not worth the mental health of myself or the children. My pressure became theirs.

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