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Assistant head / Dept Head jobs

Discussion in 'Primary' started by CB123, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. CB123

    CB123 New commenter

    Hi
    Im just looking for a bit of info.
    Im currently ( and have been for 4 years) a leading teacher paid with a TLR and am ready to move on jobs.
    Im happy to stay at TLR role or move up to assistant head or Dept head (in a small school). However, I am still wanting to teach in a class.
    In my school the assistant heads and Dept head dont have a class and just cover PPA, which does not appeal to me. I was just wondering what happens in your school. Does your SMT teach or not?
     
  2. CB123

    CB123 New commenter

    Hi
    Im just looking for a bit of info.
    Im currently ( and have been for 4 years) a leading teacher paid with a TLR and am ready to move on jobs.
    Im happy to stay at TLR role or move up to assistant head or Dept head (in a small school). However, I am still wanting to teach in a class.
    In my school the assistant heads and Dept head dont have a class and just cover PPA, which does not appeal to me. I was just wondering what happens in your school. Does your SMT teach or not?
     
  3. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    If you moved to a small school, you'd definately be teaching as d.h. or even head. We are a five class school. The deputy teaches full time in class and the head does 3 days in class. 2 days management time for her.
    I would seriously consider a dh role in a small school as the responsibility and workload is horrendous due to a small staff. Perhaps moving to a larger school first would be an easier transition.
     
  4. QFE

    QFE New commenter

    I would agree with greta (assuming a 'wouldn't' in secon para). It finished me off... Whereas my old oppo got a position in a two form entry school and, though difficult, is thriving and is being 'head-hunted' for greater things.
     
  5. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I'm with you in looking for that next move to AH or DH, but not yet willing to give up a class entirely.

    However hard, I think a small school, of which there are lots around here, would be the way to go for me.
     

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