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supply teaching -please help

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by careyjoa, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo
    I am considering doing supply teaching but am not sure about the regularity of work and the reliability of payments. Any useful information would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Dear Theo
    I am considering doing supply teaching but am not sure about the regularity of work and the reliability of payments. Any useful information would be much appreciated.
     
  3. If there is any other possibility stay away from supply. Too many qulified teachers chasing jobs that will only pay at cover supervisor rates. Horrid situation. However I am not trying to put you off to keep myself in work as I currently have a contract poisition. Take a long look at the supply teachers forum!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, I'm afraid that Supply Slave has got it just right.
    Supply used to be a viable alternative career to a fixed job in a school. Flexible, but with a good living wage attached as you could get work whenever you wanted to.
    But nowadays there are Cover Assistants etc who do a lot of covering of classes in the schools that they work in FT, and the teaching Supply market it is overwhelmed by teachers who haven't chosen Supply, they have been forced to go there because there are no jobs available and hordes of unemployed teachers in fierce competition for every post that is advertised.
    It is no longer something that you can advise teachers to do, except as a stop gap, and to try to get some experience that will stand them in good stead when applying for a permanent post.
    Sorry!
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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