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Supply teaching in Scotland or Ireland (Southern)

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by andrew07, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. andrew07

    andrew07 Occasional commenter

    Hello

    Do any of you know what the situation is like in Ireland or Scotland in regards to Supply Teaching? If so, what would be the areas?
     
  2. Mazod

    Mazod Occasional commenter

    This is a very broad question! However, generally supply teachers are few and far between in Scotland at the moment as a few years ago the rate of pay for short term supply (up to a week) was cut dramatically. However, if you are a secondary teacher then most schools do not need supply after the Easter holidays in April as exam leave for senior classes in May frees up the timetable and other teachers can cover classes. There are also areas of Scotland and which are very short of teachers- Aberdeenshire, and Dumfries and Galloway for example.
     
  3. Mazod

    Mazod Occasional commenter

    I should also have said that for all state schools (which the majority are here) you need to be registered with the GTCS in order to be allowed to teach in Scotland. I suggest that if you are considering move you get in touch with them asap to check that your qualifications would be acceptable
     

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