What do you love about teaching in a private or independent school? I have been offered a full time position in an independent school. I do love public, but it is so competitive here. I am on the sub list, but it can take years to get your own room. It goes something like this: TOC (teacher on call) for awhile. Apply for part time... 1-2 days a week. May take years. Once you get a small contract, you accumulate seniority. Apply for full time continuing... It goes by seniority. .7 and higher are continuing which means you're guaranteed a position each year. Anyone lower is essentially laid off and you reapply each year for a position. I love the school who offered me a position. I am just torn as public can offer more security.