(Original post by oxymoronic)
I'm in a similar boat - I moved house and as a result failed to get a job too. I've established that for people who move locations during/after the PGCE year then primary is not the way forward due to all of the school visits involved. Secondary seems much more flexible and accommodating with the fact applicants might not live around the corner!
We'll just be the cool primary supply teachers.... I know you did well in your PGCE like I did so I'm hoping that once the momentum gets going with maternity leave etc then I/we can get something sorted for after half term. I'm just thanking my seemingly unlucky stars that most primary school teachers are women so pregnancy happens all of the time
I'm unbelievably jealous of everyone I know who has started today and I've been in this weird thing of refusing to look at facebook because their status updates make me upset but at the same time I want to see it because I want to know how they're getting on.... ah well. As it happens, I would have been totally screwed if I had managed to get a job in my new location so this might have been a case of fate and that everything does happen for a reason. However, I will not see it like that until I'm employed. In short, I was supposed to be moving to my new house on 1st Sept and on 30th August I got a call from the agent to tell me that the current tenants are refusing to move until the 10th because the contract signing for their new house (they're buying) has been delayed. They've pulled the whole "we've got young children" crap and are just point blank refusing to move..... which had I been in a situation whereby I started school today would have made me incredibly homeless. I've argued that they should pay for me to stay in a hotel during this time (luckily I can stay at my parents house but they live 200 miles from my new location, so not ideal for the career front) but they've said no, meaning had I had a job I would have been living out of a hotel, financed by me and generally in a mess for my first week.
But yes.... good luck to everyone who is starting this week and modgepodge, I hope we're not battling it out for the same non existant supply work. You'd better be living somewhere not near me
We'll get there. Have you done much to prepare for supply? I'm annoyed at my PGCE provider for not even mentioning anything about supply meaning this is an area I've had to go into totally cold with no advice at all, the entire thing focused on "when you get a job for September" which hasn't been the reality for a lot of us, as there were a number of us who weren't from the local area and had no intention of living in the local area after the PGCE finished and we all struggled with jobs whereas all of the local people got one without an issue.
Very important question here, what colour would you like the thread to be?
I can definitely abuse my mod powers to give us some beautiful colouring on here that will be the envy of the teaching forum. We've got green, blue, red, pink, orange, purple and maybe some other colours that I've forgotten. I'm voting for pink