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Working for free?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by minnieminx, May 14, 2011.

  1. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    The biggest rush for advertisements for NQTs will start in the next few weeks. From May half term onwards, no-one except nearly NQTs and unemployed teachers can apply, so you will be in a much better position anyway.

    Don't start to panic and give yourself away yet.

    Read all the excellent advice on the jobseekers part of this site and really up your application.
  2. In order to complete induction you need to be in a post as a qualified teacher carryinmg out teaching duties. It would not be possible to do this 'unpaid' - you need to be in a paid post as a teacher.
    Hopefully there will be jobs coming along when the May deadline passes so opportunities will arise tghen. Also register for agency work and emphasise that rather than day to day supply (which you can only do for 16 months) you would rather posts that last at least a term so that induction can be started.
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    I had an old boss whose favoutite saying was " If you work for free you have a job for life but no food on't table"
    The majority of NQT posts will appear and be filled over the next 2-3 weeks as resignations come in.
    It has been a slow start to recruitment due perhaps to the bank holidays?
  4. Thanks to everyone who replied.
    Fingers crossed!


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