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Your opinion please...

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by rugby_gal06, May 26, 2012.

  1. I qualified two years ago and I've been doing supply since. I have applied for 35 jobs and had only 4 interviews. I know last year I wasn't selling myself in my applications in the right way and the applications that I have sent off this year have been so much better, resulting in one interview so far. I have good qualifications, experience and recent CPD from putting myself on courses off my own back and have commenced induction.
    What I would like to know is should I continue to apply for jobs or stop? Each time I make a school visit, the HT says tell me a bit about you, which ends up with me saying, I'm doing supply and you see their face drop, almost with disappointment that you haven't had a full time post from the minute that you graduated. Believe me, it's not like I didn't try to secure one.
    Why is supply seen as such a bad thing?
    Ultimately, I feel that I will have to stop applying at the end of the school year. If schools won't employ me after doing supply for two years, I know that they definitely won't consider me after doing it for any longer.
    Your thoughts please.
     
  2. Keep looking and keep doing supply. Also take a completed LA application form to school's where you regularly do supply. I like employing people who have a year or two of supply under their belt. Far better than "green" NQT's. You have a host of skills that they don't have.

    If you are doing regular supply ask the HT to look at your application and give you a mock interview. May also be worth asking for a lesson observation / lesson feedback. Great confidence booster and/or tips to improve for when that next interview comes up.
    The right job will come along - hang in there!
     

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