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Building on my teaching career

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by cys2017, Jun 17, 2018.

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  1. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    What time of the year is best for applications ... I have signed up to email alerts from WMJobs website
     
  2. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    What does nqt year mean. What type of post would I have to have to complete it? Is there a deadline to complete the nqt year by after completing a pgce?
     
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  4. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    If you are unwilling to provide an answer which you clearly think is obvious don’t post a rude and sarcastic comment as an alternative.
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Whilst we can try and help you, for some of us it's been a while since we may have completed applications and these are really questions you should be asking your mentor/ training service provider. They will be much more up-to-date with current criteria.
     
  6. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

  7. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Okay thank you for a normal a civilised response .
     
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    People always like posters who come back and thank them for their responses. :)
     
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  9. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    You’re very welcome :)
     
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  10. lillipad

    lillipad New commenter

    Hi cys2017.
    I'd like to help you, but I am a bit confused by what you are asking.
    Please can you clarify - your PGCE was in FE? Are you applying for a position in FE or elsewhere once you have QTS? Once you've clarified this, I may be able to help.
     
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  11. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I frankly don't see how you can have a qualification in FE and then get a permanent position in a secondary school.
     
  12. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    If you look on the society of education and training website once you obtain a qtls you are qualified to teach in secondary. However the qtls does not come with the pgce it has to be completed separately.
     
  13. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Hi lillipad

    I’m planning on applying for a secondary school position teaching year 10 and above to then get my qtls once I have that position secured.
     
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I don't think you understand how secondary schools work.

    Firstly you need a specialist subject - do you have one ?

    Secondly you will have to teach all year groups in all probability - not just KS4.

    To get a school to give a new teacher all the KS4 examination groups is just not going to happen.

    You have a lot to think about.
     
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  15. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    My specialist subject is childcare as my undergraduate degree was childhood and youth studies. So I am assuming I can teach anything associated with that?

    Usually only year 9 and above study childcare as one of the btec options.
     
  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Most schools have at most ONE Health and social care/child development group (as we have) - it usually consists of about 10-12 low ability girls.

    No secondary school is going to hire you unless you can teach another subject.
     
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  17. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    I also have experience of teaching English and maths at functional skills level 2 ? As well as employability and asdan and supported learning courses for students with Sen
     
  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    But the problem is you have no formal qualification in either English or Maths.

    First thing I would suggest is to get some supply experience.
     
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  19. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Okay what subject or subjects would you suggest I get supply experience in ? Thank you for your help x
     
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  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Just do as much supply as you can next year.

    Your best chance is FE though.

    You could consider getting a TA job as a temporary measure.
     
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