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Nice little bit of money at certain times of the year as it boosts his pension money.
Xmas presents bought - 6, cost £29.46 - saved £102.39 :j
(just added up total debts and its [STRIKE]£1344.97[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£1174.97[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £1004.97 [/STRIKE] £879.97)
Yep - the teacher I know was approached by the school as he was the father of one of the school receptionists and they needed someone quick. That was about three years ago, and he is still doing the job.
Its relatively straight forward: invigilate exams - hand out test papers, collect test papers, escort children to bathroom/in/out of exams hall.
Hours are often short but flexible since many schools have exams morning and afternoon, usually 2 hours each. Depending on the school and their organisation they may bring you in all day (more money), or bring you in on odd mornings/afternoons.
Usually, invigilators tend to be retired, home-makers, students - due to the flexible and sometimes random hours.
Pay is often quite good, some schools in our area pay £8-12 an hour!
Pay will probably be through your local council, often 1 month in lieu so it might be a while before you see the money.
Hours can be random.
You may be subject to a CRB check (ok, most-probably will be).
'Seasonal' work, as in exam periods = summer, xmas, easter.
Fairly easy job, but sometimes boring.
Once you're CRB checked for that school/period, and if you're done invigilating before at that school - they are more likely to request you for the next set of exams rather than get someone else in.
Varying age ranges and abilities: SATS, KS9, GCSE.
All I had to to was read out what was expected from the pupils, walk around, make sure there was no cheating, and then put the exam scripts into envelops for posting.
It was very easy, but also good, as I got to revise for my exams while doing it!
I know my school was asking parents to do it for free :rolleyes: