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Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Being a teacher, I turned up this stat just the other day on a recruitment site for assaid ‘support teachers’ mentioned in the article below.


Figures disclosed showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status

Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers’ conference heard yesterday.

Figures disclosed at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Liverpool yesterday showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status.

The figures, based on an analysis of Department for Education data, also showed that the number who complete their training but never enter the classroom has tripled in six years – from 3,600 in 2006 to 10,800 in 2011.

The cost to the taxpayer of training them is estimated to be just under £1 billion.

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Claiming Job Seekers after returning from abroad

Claiming Job Seekers after returning from abroad

So back to the UK.

Obtaining a valid Z visa for a UK national applying outside either the UK or CHINA is nigh on impossible.

Back in the UK

It’s not a social visit. There is nothing that ties me to the UK. I need:

  • A new passport
  • Process a new VISA
  • Get the money to leave the country

Maybe weeks, maybe months. Certainly not long-term unemployed. More transitionary.

Went to the jobcenter in Madeley, just down the road from where I’m living at the moment – Broseley.

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Free nothing

Free nothing

When I was 10, I needed a girlfriend. I didn’t get one.

When I was 20, I needed the love of my life. I didn’t get one.

When I was 30, I needed a fuck. I didn’t get one.

Now I’m 40, I need nothing. Nothing in life is free.

Remember this.

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Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #5

Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #5

Severn Trent Scammers

  • Dear Mr Tyler
  • Thank you for providing your details. I’ve been in contact with staff
  • internally who are better placed to resolve this and I hope they will be in
  • touch with you soon. If we have your telephone number on file I am sure it
  • will be promptly.
  • As an aside, would it be possible for you to remove my name/job title from
  • your website please? I am concerned that other customers may contact me
  • via our switchboard having come across the post. As I’m not the
  • appropriate channel under normal circumstances, this would only add to any
  • frustration they may already be feeling.
  • Kind regards
  • Darren Sandbach
  • Web Executive
  • Brand and Strategic Communications
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd
  • 2297 Coventry Road
  • Birmingham
  • B26 3PU
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Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #4

Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #4

  • Severn Trent ScammersIt’s alright. I’ve established you exist.
  • Mike Tyler
  • Flat 3
  • 11 Tettenhall Road
  • Wolverhampton
  • WV39NB
  • 598***590-9
  • I don’t really want to go to court, but I can see this is where this is
  • heading unless this is sorted out.
  • If that does happen, I’ll be fairly happy to blog it and make sure everyone
  • knows about ST harrassment techniques.
  • Mike.
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Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #3

Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #3

Severn Trent Scammers

  • Dear Mr Tyler
  • Thank you for your voicemail message this lunchtime.
  • I would like to call you back, but you neglected to leave your dialling code with your number so I am unable to do so.
  • If you’d like to provide it by return or call me back, I’d be happy to discuss the billing issue you’re having.
  • Kind regards
  • Darren Sandbach
  • Web Executive
  • Brand and Strategic Communications
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd
  • 2297 Coventry Road
  • Birmingham
  • B26 3PU
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Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #2

Severn Trent Billing tries to Scam me out of money – Part #2

Severn Trent ScammersFollowing nasty comments:-

Received this email from ST

  • Dear Mr Tyler
  • Your recent blog post regarding the billing issues you’re having with us
  • (Severn Trent Water) was highlighted to me via a Google alert. I’d like to
  • help.
  • First, please accept my apologies for the issues you’re experiencing. I
  • won’t pretend to know what’s happened, but I do think I can raise this with
  • the appropriate people to get things straightened out.
  • I realise that this is beginning to sound like another dubious email that’s
  • trying to get secure details from you, so please do feel free to call our
  • Head Office switchboard (under contact us on our website) and ask for me
  • should you wish to confirm things.
  • As I understand it from your blog post:
  • Early 2007 – you notified us you would be vacating the property on Date
  • “X”, settled your account and closed it
  • July 2007 – you received a bill for £74.20 addressed to “Nameless Resident”
  • which you paid
  • November 2007 – you informed us you were still at the address and we billed
  • you for £96.80, which you paid
  • Late 2007 – we billed you for a further £74.20, which (I assume) is for the
  • earlier period covered by the bill addressed to “Nameless Resident”
  • What would be useful is if you could confirm the sequence of events as
  • above, your account number, address and contact details. I can then take
  • this up with staff within our billing department and see if I can get it
  • sorted.
  • Kind regards
  • Darren Sandbach
  • Web Executive
  • Brand and Strategic Communications
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd
  • 2297 Coventry Road
  • Birmingham
  • B26 3PU
  • Tel: 888
  • Mobile: 88
  • Fax: 888
  • www.stwater.co.uk

Pretty much speaks for it’s self.

I gave Darren a ring and left him a voice mail.

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