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Teacher (0.4) FTE - What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by missplmoss, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Hi there I am looking at prospective jobs and I see teaching jobs advertised as (0.4) FTE and I don't know what that means. Could someone shed some light please?

    Thanks in advance! x
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hullo there! Confusing all these abbreviations - but once you get used to them you'll wonder how they could ever have foxed you!
    Now (0.4) means 40%.
    And FTE equals Full Time Equivalent.
    So, this is a part-time post where you work 40% of the week and get 40% of the salary. The best possible thing would be if that actually meant working 2 full days, and in Primary that may well be possible. But in secondary, it is harder to timetable someone for two whole days and them not have any contact with their teaching groups for the other 3 days, so it is more likely to mean that you are in and out for several part days.
    This can be a big pain!
    Best wishes
    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, every week in print in the TES magazine, or in person at one of the TES Careers Advice Service seminars or individual consultations
    I shall be doing the Moving into SLT seminar on19 Jan.
    Sold out - we might do an extra one on 2 February. Contact Julia on advice@tes.co.uk and tell her if you're interested!


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