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Too good to be true...

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Deirds, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    I got offered several days work at a decent rate of pay this morning. Hooray.

    Now I'm to be given some PPA time to plan the lessons for a subject not in my specialist area. Sounds ominous.

    Should I avoid it with a 10 foot barge pole?
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I much preferred teaching out of my specialist area on supply. I actually did my longest period of teaching (in 2007-8) in a subject that I dropped at age 14 (in 1967).
  3. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    Thanks, Jubilee.

    I wouldn't mind jumping through the hoops if I had more than a days notice and other things weren't happening.

    Phone is quiet. I'll ring back in a while to see what's happening.
  4. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Ask for the SOWs and a copy of each text book used, with the Teacher's book too if possible.
    The department is bound to have a drawer of worksheets too.
  5. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    Thanks,again, Jubilee. Going in tomorrow. Not sure what exactly is expected but how bad can it really be?

    (Please don't answer that - I'm already nervous).
  6. Twinklefoottoe

    Twinklefoottoe Senior commenter

    Stop moaning and get on with it, woman (a man wouldn't whinge like this). Be grateful for the crumbs you have been tossed.
  7. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter


    Why should I let a little thing like worrying about my temporary charges education get in the way of earning money?

    Sticking with stereotypes, men apply for jobs happily even if they know they're not qualified whereas women hang back unless they fit all the specs. (That's what I have read, anyway,..)

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