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    Work Supply work in international schools?

    Is there such a thing as a supply/cover teacher in the international schools? I'd be looking at British curriculum schools either KS1 or KS2, just as a temporary measure. If there is, how do you go about getting one of these jobs? Knocking on doors? Agency?

    Any solid info would be greatly appreciated....

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    There is, but it is usually done within the school network by wives and other associated people. As far as I know, there is no organised supply structures in place (but I could be wrong). The school I worked at just had a list of partners who could fill classes. No one else was ever needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucidLucifer View Post
    Agency?
    mostly. but i can't for the life of me remember what the one was called that used to supply my old school.

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    Lucifer, we have to stop meeting like this; interested in the info also. Schools in the UK now employ 'cover supervisors' = ex-army / police / security / bouncers at minimum wage just to keep the little darlings in check before Mr Softy gets over his sniffles / strike action; let's hope UK Curric schools in Thailand don't opt for the same approach.

    Seriously, gizza job.

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    Most of the top tier schools use the wives of the Executives and Diplomats that often have students at the schools. Next in line are their former teachers who semi-retire.
    The mid-level schools may hire additional staff.
    Some EP schools use an agency (Bangkok Christian did).
    Knocking on doors and word of mouth about the only way.

    Take a look at this thread:
    http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-sta...schools-2.html
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    ^ I beg to differ. Most schools want qualified supply teachers, not "wives of diplomats and executives". You can send in a CV to most places asking to be put down on their supply teacher list. There is also an international supply agency, but for the life in me I can't remember what they are called, that provides supply teachers for medium-long term cover (maternity leave, etc). This is quite good as the pay is good and you get jetting around the world. The girl I knew who was with them lived in BKK but did 2 months in Khazakstan, a month in Vietnam, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killing Me Softly 101 View Post
    Most of the top tier schools use the wives of the Executives and Diplomats that often have students at the schools.
    http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-sta...schools-2.html
    Total bollocks.

    I have worked at one of the so called 'top tiers' and believe me............they want qualified teachers...........not some bored housewifey type.

    In answer to the OP..........yes you can obtain this work but the best bet is to go to the school itself armed with your CV and dressed up 'to the nines'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Most schools want qualified supply teachers...
    Quote Originally Posted by Lost View Post
    they want qualified teachers...
    So, to be a relief teacher you'd have to have the goods to qualify as a regular hire? May as well get on full-time, unless one is into...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    ...the pay is good and you get jetting around the world. The girl I knew who was with them lived in BKK but did 2 months in Khazakstan, a month in Vietnam, etc.
    ...which sounds quite cool.

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    incidentally for us insular, non-passport-holdin' American types, a "supply teacher" or "cover teacher" translates to "substitute teacher" in American.

    and yes, it did take me this long to figger out what they're talking about.
    Imodium can't stop me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusbheld View Post
    and yes, it did take me this long to figger out what they're talking about.
    Was it a penny or a dime that dropped?

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    i'm sorry sir. i don't understand the question. your American is not very good, and i don't speak Foreign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusbheld View Post
    i'm sorry sir. i don't understand the question. your American is not very good, and i don't speak Foreign.
    I'll leave it out there for those who do understand, but explaining it, just spoils it.

    As for America, I practically lived there for four years, 20% of my workforce is American and I can sing the star spangled banner in tune.

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    I was talking to the head of primary, in Jomtien over the floods, of a well known Int Sch.
    He said that if they don't recruit a prof teacher from abroad they will consider a local who doesn't have a prof qualification!
    Now I'm not sure I would be too happy to be paying the fees if my kids were being taught by such persons.
    worrying!

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