How common is it to secure a permanent teaching position after NQT year?Watch
It might also be a regional thing- by not giving you a permanent contract, the school are committing less to yearly pay rises, which can be due to school funding.
But permanent jobs are still out there and many people do still stay in the same school for long periods.
Schools are under such financial pressure that NQTs are seen as very attractive employees.
To improve prospects of finding a job:
Make yourself indispensable while at your placement schools. Make them *want* you. Take on extra sessions, help out with SEND groups; assist in the behaviour unit. Make friends with as many people in your school as possible - networking with the right people can sometimes make the difference between getting a job at your placement school and not.
If you can't relocate, consider working as a teaching assistant or cover supervisor at a local school until a teaching post comes up.
Good luck and remember - teaching is an exhausting job, so when you interview - make sure your passion comes across more so than the other candidates. The answers to your questions are second to the passion and energy you exude.
Out of curiosity, I've recently been browsing the job boards in the mindset that I'm already a qualified teacher. What worries me is the lack of permanent positions. Arguably, teaching isn't the most attractive career so this dims my light a little. I had planned to finish my training, finish my NQT year, and then find a stable, secure job. Supply teaching is a great way to gain more experience, and fits in around people's other commitments, but the last thing I want to worry about is whether I'll be able to find consistent work, since the job seems stressful enough! I really feel like teaching is the job I want to do until retirement, so I kind of want to get a permanent position asap after NQT so that I can work my way up/progress in my career etc. Am I worrying about nothing?