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Starting out with GWA

Daniela has plenty of experience of working in the UK now. When she first started with Protocol Education we gave her the security of enough work by offering a Guaranteed Work Agreement.

When my housemates and I first moved over to London to begin teaching with Protocol Education we started off with the Guaranteed Work Agreement. There were definitely benefits to being a part of this agreement.

We were priority for bookings on those days when we weren’t already pre-booked and there wasn’t a lot of work coming in. So generally there were about two days out of this past year that I’ve worked where they couldn’t find us work.

I have never been worried about lack of work with Protocol Education. It was five days guaranteed always!

This agreement also gave me the opportunity to become well acquainted with a number of schools and consultants because we were priority. Even though it was difficult not being able to say no sometimes, your consultants are sensitive to your needs and opinions if you share them with them.If I was feeling ill and had to say no they were sensitive to this and it didn’t affect my agreement.

As you become more familiar with schools and your regular consultant they begin to cater to your interests or wants regarding work in certain schools. I am in my second year and no longer working on GWA because my past year working on GWA has enabled me to become familiar with enough schools and Protocol Education consultants that I receive work on a regular basis.

I would recommend working on GWA if you’re just starting out, as it’s worth being a part of for the beginning of your supply teaching experience.

Would you like to know about our Guaranteed Work Agreements? Contact our International team for more information. Visit our contact page


Tags: DanielaB, GWA, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers


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