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Urgent Advice Needed!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by _missp, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. _missp

    _missp New commenter

    I’m an NQT on long term supply at a school but I think I’ve decided the school environment isn’t for me.

    I’ve been offered a job interview next week and obviously will need to let my school know but can anyone tell me the rules in terms of notice on long term supply? I haven’t signed a contract or anything like that.

    Thanks everyone!
  2. PEmonkey

    PEmonkey New commenter

    Generally, unless you’ve signed a contract, a supply is paid day-to-day. In other words you can walk whenever you want and likewise the school could ask you not to return tomorrow.

    Let the Head know, giving as much notice as you can (professional courtesy), they will understand and prepare for your interview.
  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Are you employed by an agency?
  4. _missp

    _missp New commenter

    Thanks for your advice. I agree, I don’t want to leave them in the lurch and I want to be honest about my interview etc.

    No, I’m not employed by an agency.
  5. DexterDexter

    DexterDexter Occasional commenter

    If you have been asked to do long term supply but don’t have a contract, it’s implied that you do! It should have the same conditions as anyone would in that position (ie, if you want to leave sooner than a year contract, October/February deadlines apply)
    It would be polite to check when you ask permission to go for your interview/mention it.
  6. _missp

    _missp New commenter

    Yes, that’s how I feel yet I have never signed any kind of contract and only get paid the days I’m there and no pay in school holidays.
  7. DexterDexter

    DexterDexter Occasional commenter

    See what your union says and speak to your head when you discuss going for the interview.
    You can’t breach a contract you don’t have so don’t worry too much!

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