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Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Harrietamber, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Hi I have just graduated and have been looking for jobs since the beginning of the year, due to a mix-up at the post office a lot of my applications didn't get to schools but I have had 5 interviews all of which I got down to the last two and didn't get them because the other person said a bit more about this, did one more placement than you etc basically they've all said I did nothing wrong and would have otherwise got the job. I had my last interview last week and am unlikely to get anymore so I am left with supply. Just wondering how this looks when I start applying again next year? Will they ask me why I wasn't able to get a job this year, will it reduce my chances of getting a permanent job?
  2. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The job situation depends upon what area of the country you are in and what phase. If the primary schools are expanding or you teach a shortage subject then your options are obviously better. Many NQTs start their teaching career via supply and any post of a term or longer can be used to start induction.
  3. I specialise in Early Years (3-7) and that's what I have mainly been looking at as I was not offered a job when I applied higher up in school. A lot of schools in my area are looking for KS2 teachers rather than KS1 or Foundation. Just really worried I won't get a permanent position.
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    This probably reflects whether your local schools are expanding and opening new provision in my area of East London there is a shortage of KS1 teachers.

    Generally schools will appoint staff with particular specialisms/training for the induction year to carry through from their ITT programmes and would look for KS2 specialists when they can find them.
  5. John_in_Luton

    John_in_Luton Occasional commenter

    There are still permanent positions out there - I've still got about ten, for example, across our group of schools. You're unlikely to see adverts for them though, certainly not press ones that we have to pay for. Try Local Authority jobs pages, there may be some co-ordination of recruitment through Teaching Schools - the last resort is the agencies, because that's where we go when we've exhausted every other option.
  6. mrsbaggins

    mrsbaggins New commenter

    Don't dispair, I got a temporary supply job as a last resort last year, and I took a few weeks out after a very difficult placement. This week it was made into a permanent full time position. So I don't think doing supply damages your chances of getting a job; most schools look at you as a teacher, not who you worked for.

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