How common is it to secure a permanent teaching position after NQT year?

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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?
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I think it can depend a bit on your subject- I'm a science trainee and there are lots of permanent jobs available. In other subject areas where schools are less desperate for teachers, temporary contracts for the first year are more the norm. This doesn't mean you won't be taken on permanently after the year is up though, it's basically just a year long probation to give the school the option to change their mind about you at the end of the year.

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.
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At a SCITT event we were told trainees are getting recruited by December, but I teacher friend of mine told me it's temp contract after temp contract
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I've just been employed for next September.
Schools are under such financial pressure that NQTs are seen as very attractive employees.
To improve prospects of finding a job:
Consider relocation.
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.
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(Original post by TeacherTraining1)
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?
I've been on two pgce interviews (maths) and in both cases they've told me everyone who wanted a perm job got one. You perhaps need some flexability ie location but I got the impression for secondary it was quite straight forward. Of course they could be bull sh*tting!
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