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To think that it can’t be that easy for her?

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Ohmygaw Sun 31-Mar-19 22:49:41

So a friend I know went back to work (teacher) on a supply basis (after having DC) and within 2 months of doing work at one school she was offered a job share position for next year! Aibu unreasonably to think it’s not that easy?? No interview? The job wasn’t advertised? I’m not a teacher (and I’m not jealous before anyone says!) I’m genuinely curious is that how it works??surely not??

flowery Sun 31-Mar-19 22:51:41

They’ve been able to do a far more accurate assessment of her capabilities than they could any person who applied and came along for one interview/assessment.

OwlinaTree Sun 31-Mar-19 22:54:39

They obviously thought she was good at the job. What's the problem? There's often an element of that old saying 'it's not what you know, it's who you know' in jobs.

Singlenotsingle Sun 31-Mar-19 22:55:14

So was the jobshare job with a different school, of the same one? Apparently there's a shortage of teachers and so advertising could be a waste of previous time.

Ohmygaw Sun 31-Mar-19 22:55:29

@flowery I don’t see how though? They never even saw her teach? I know this because I asked her when she told me (she was obviously delighted) as I asked more about the job etc it was clear they had never observed her in an official manner so to speak!

Singlenotsingle Sun 31-Mar-19 22:56:13

precious time

Skyzalimit Sun 31-Mar-19 22:56:21

This is v common at the moment. The government (via various ridiculous interfering policies) has made it very hard to recruit and keep teachers. Schools are paying millions to supply agencies. And once they get a good supply teacher they want to keep them. As a previous poster said, it's a much better way to suss out a good teacher than a mere interview.

Ohmygaw Sun 31-Mar-19 22:57:52

@Singlenotsingle same school.
@OwlinaTree no problem I just find it odd as in most job areas you need to apply for a job and go through a process , I assumed it would be the same for teaching. 🤷‍♀️

Ohmygaw Sun 31-Mar-19 22:58:50

@Skyzalimit thank you! Very interesting!

C0untDucku1a Sun 31-Mar-19 23:00:33

I dont know what you're struggling to understand tbh. People get offered jobs based on word of mouth all the time.

OwlinaTree Sun 31-Mar-19 23:00:52

Well I think it mainly is an interview process. I guess they had this role come up, so they offered it. I think you can do that if it's a temporary role without an interview, but don't quote me on that!

C0untDucku1a Sun 31-Mar-19 23:02:31

Same School?! I mean of course they will know what she is like in a classroom. Classroom doors arent portholes to narnia. Two months working in a school will give the school enough information. Half a day with some supply teachers down the corridor and you know they wont get invited back.

flowery Sun 31-Mar-19 23:17:18

Of course they will know she can teach. They’ll know what she’s doing. And are probably struggling to recruit.

Filibustering Sun 31-Mar-19 23:20:40

OP, this country is haemorrhaging teachers. Schools will jump at the chance of retaining a good supply teacher whose capacity has been demonstrated to their satisfaction.

LellyMcKelly Sun 31-Mar-19 23:23:21

After 2 months they’ll know if she can teach, and if she’s good and in a subject they need they’d be mad not to. It’s hard to recruit teachers, especially good ones.

QueenDoria Sun 31-Mar-19 23:27:27

Only deputy and headship roles have to be advertised widely (nationally I think).

Longdistance Sun 31-Mar-19 23:28:17

We had a staff member leave. A temp came in and she’s just after two weeks decided to fill the position. It’s an easier way of doing things. This position was term time only too, but worked for this ladies to see her dc who are at uni.

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