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advice from experienced english staff/hods/hofs

Discussion in 'English' started by emilie2007, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Hi all
    I have taken 2 terms-1 year out of English teaching to return to university to complete my MA (something I always wanted to do) and to develop my experience in pastoral care as I always wanted to be a HOY (am working as a non-teaching HOY). I have only been teaching for a few years and was Key Stage Coordinator for English when I left.
    I miss teaching everyday and want to make my CV as strong as possible for returning to the classroom. I also want to get my practice up to date. I have run an after-school bookclub, done some EAL tutoring and my MA is subject related. I am a member of NATE and will try and get to the conference if there's still time. What else would you recommend I do?
    Thanks very much for your time. I know some of you will think I should have never left etc but please, I'm looking for advice and a way forward here!

  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    What exactly are you asking? It sounds like you're saying you want to be a HOY, but then you say you already are (non-teaching HOY)? Can you clarify?
  3. Sorry that'll teach me to post half-asleep! I want to return to teaching, whether as a HoY or as a mainscale English teacher - not a non-teaching post. What advice can you offer that may help me appeal to HoF/HoD after some time out of the classroom?
    Thanks again
  4. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Maybe marking/moderating? We're all struggling with the new specs and some examiner input would be useful in most departments.
  5. That's great, Gloria, thanks - have applied to AQA for this summer. It's always a gamble choosing who to go for.

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