Hiya, I hope everyone is well - I know that this summer has been a tough one for us asthmatics!!
A bit of advice etc wanted really. I left my teaching job in July after work making life quite difficult with illness and absences due to being very brittle.
I haven't even looked for another permanent teaching job at the moment as the situation doesn't seem to be resolving any time soon. Though my respiratory team are working very hard, I am averaging at weekly severe hospital admissions.
I want to work. I love teaching. SO I have signed up for a supply agency, who seem keen to get me out to work due to the experiences I have. I haven't (and not intentionally) told them how severe my asthma is. One of the questions in the application form asked if you were asthmatic and if so what meds you're on, so I listed my pharmacy.
I just wanted to know really whether anyone has any experience with this? How should I approach it in schools? Should I tell the schools just incase I need 999 calling cos I have a sudden and severe attack? Should I take neb or contend with Ventolin and spacer? Should I make a point of saying to the agency?
Supply seems desirable to me at the moment, as I don't want to not work, but cannot commit to full time and regular hours as I don't realistically know whether I am going to be in or out of hospital.
Thanks for any replies