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Any primary supply teachers out there?

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faintlyoptimistic Wed 04-Nov-15 21:20:13

What's it really like?

And would I be mad to give up a permanent part time post for a part time supply post?!

BelindaBagwash Thu 05-Nov-15 22:54:16

Depends how much supply work is likely to be available. We are desperately short of supply staff and you could probably work almost full time. Advantage - not being tied to school holidays

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 06-Nov-15 19:36:45

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faintlyoptimistic Sat 07-Nov-15 06:44:48

Yes, I thought it'd be stressful in a different way... I'm currently doing a huge amount of overtime - almost full time hours. I'm trying to weigh up whether supply stresses would be better than so much overtime and class teacher stresses as well!

Don't mind the pay drop... If I got a non-teaching p/t job (also a consideration), it'd pay less.

BelindaBagwash Sat 07-Nov-15 16:27:48

The drop in salary would easily be outweiged by the removal of planning, parents evenings, staff meetings and all the other shit obligations that permanent staff have to put up with.

People think we work from 9-3 and have loads of holidays, but the reality is that it's SO inflexible, I can't go to various social events, concerts, cheap holidays etc due to this.

TheTroubleWithAngels Sat 07-Nov-15 18:54:55

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LindyHemming Sun 29-Nov-15 10:31:52

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chickenk Wed 03-Feb-16 19:02:13

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