29th May 2009 at 01:00

How many probationers have a permanent job for 2009-10?

Posted by Catherine25

I know of three out of 20 I was at uni with who have permanent jobs at the moment.

Posted by therightchoice?

There is hope - I'm a probationer this year and was hoping to land some supply next year. I applied for loads of permanent jobs before I got an interview, then spent the week in the DHT's office preparing. Staying at school till 7 most nights paid off. I got the job!

Posted by acu04347

Me too! Thankfully. I'm the same - applied for everything and then spent every hour on the interview until I finally got my job. I hope more come up after May, as that's when the probationer numbers are supposed to be confirmed by. Good luck to everyone applying.

Posted by whispy-willow

No job for me, even though for the second year in a row my letter said that I had a successful interview, just that there are no permanent jobs to offer at this time. I'm really annoyed, there was a post at my current school that the headteacher wanted me to have, but it's being filled with a compulsory transfer - to make matters worse, the council won't even let my HT advertise temp contracts, because they will choose who is to be placed in them (surplus teachers andor those who are not near to applying for permanency). All I need is to be able to work for a couple of weeks next year and I can apply for permanency. It makes me think the council is doing everything possible not to let me apply. My HT is raging with it because she feels that the school will lose out on a lot because of the progress I've made with this class.

Posted by jenmac

Coming to the end of my first year of supplytemp contracts. Am now considering (trying to) return to my old job in the wine trade as there is no security here. It is terrible.

Posted by whispy-willow

Just phoned for feedback about my interview for the permanent vacancy pool and was told that it was a great interview. I scored mostly 4s and 5s for each question. She said it was clear I had the skills, qualities and enthusiasm to be a great teacher and it's just a pity there are no jobs. All were taken by people who were able to claim permanency through length of service. Good to know I've got the skills and scored highly. Pity I can't get a blinking job., TES Scotland, probationers.

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