“Job courting” to fill 2000 emergency seats

When her Pôle emploi adviser suggested she go to the “job listings” organized by the Academy of Versailles on Monday, May 30, Élodie was tempted. “Learning, I’ve already thought about it … from a distance”, delivers sitting on a bench in the Rector’s Office, where the first of a hitherto unprecedented series of four departmental meetings dedicated to recruitment takes place. This job seeker is here mainly to find out about the job from those who do it. About the shop, or rather about the shops: “School teacher, support for pupils with disabilities, mathematics teacher at secondary or university”, reports this forty-year-old computer scientist who worked at home as a babysitter for a time.

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Élodie must have read that the academy at Versailles, the largest employer in Île-de-France, was to fill more than 2,000 positions, came without a CV. “I did not want to apply without taking a step back. What interests me is the transmission. What I’m afraid of is class management, “ she summarizes.

At the end of the conversation, Élodie is partially calmed. “They told me a week of training before the start of the school year and then support from a tutor. They also told me that the teaching team would always be by my side. “ she said.

Contracts relating to summer holidays

The Versailles Academy has, in fact, launched an operation to seduce contract teachers, those it has already recruited and those it still needs to find, in order to prevent classrooms from being deprived of teachers who have returned to school. “Of the 500 contract staff recruited between January and March, at the time of the peak pandemic, more than 85% will remain in office,” welcomes Rector Charline Avenel. Contrary to what usually happens, these teachers will see that their contracts will last throughout the summer to allow them to pay, like holders, during the holidays, she specifies.

If the Rectorate mobilizes in this way, it is, says Charline Avenel, that with the improvement in employment, “Competition from the private sector in terms of recruitment is intensifying”. It is also because the teaching suffers from a lack of attractiveness – the competitions are far from full – and many players in the field of education claim that they suffer. According to a recent barometer published by the UNSA trade union, one in three would no longer make sense in their work.

Former lawyer looking for meaning

However, among the 600 registered for this recruitment day, almost a quarter of people are looking for retraining. “I’m looking for a job that makes sense” says Nadine Crinier, Regional Director of Pôle Emploi. Textbook case: Valérie, 51, 25 of whom worked as legal director. “I got to a stage where I had to be permanently in a political position and not an expert. It didn’t suit me anymore. » Two years ago, shortly before Covid, a decision was made: the one who had always enjoyed passing on her knowledge to young co-workers was beginning to prepare for the English Capes … before finally taking a job at a large charity. .

This time, Valerie seems determined to join national education as a contract, without waiting for Capes. With a gross salary of € 2,000, less than half of what she received as a legal director. The salary is even lower than he receives in his association. “Money are not everything”, He seems to be telling us about the calm smile that appears on his face. And then Valérie and her two daughters, one in high school and the other in high school, could see how much it weighed on not replacing the missing teachers for the institution.

Valérie has just had a 20-minute job interview with two teachers, including an English teacher. “She immediately started speaking to me in that language and asked me about my approach to classroom management. » Now he has to wait. A maximum of two weeks, the Rectorate promises.

“Ready to ride two hours a day”

There are still teachers trained abroad, outside Europe, who cannot become holders, or Meef master’s students (teaching, education and training) who want to work before the competition.

We also meet Elisabeth, 50, who has been a contract teacher at a primary school in Paris for ten years and then a year in Eure-et-Loir, where she now lives. “I was told my contract would not be renewed,” narieka. No movement, this “passionate” teaching is now a candidate for a position in Yvelines, a neighboring department. “I’m ready to drive two hours a day to do the job I love,” assures.

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