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Building on my teaching career

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

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  1. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Actually if they don't provide a reference you may not even get as far as an interview, so it is really important that you try to maintain at least cordial contact with your tutors.
     
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  2. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Wow ok
     
  3. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Hi yeah I understand. I’ve applied to support Sen specialist subjects like asdan in a school too. One of the ones I am going to apply for is a pastoral manager role however I emailed her and she informed me that it would be okay if I had A few hours of teaching in my chosen department each week to support me in achieveing my qtls. I guess I’m just going to have to be flexiable.. I guess that’s a good quality to put on cv’s etc anyway
     
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  4. lillipad

    lillipad New commenter

    So most teacher training courses - you complete your PGCE with QTS.
    Following this, you secure a job, and have to complete an induction year - your 'NQT year'. This is where you are still supported and monitored in your first year. When this is done, you are a fully fledged teacher. Everyone has to go through the NQT year.
    It may be different for an FE PGCE, I don't know.
     
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  5. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Hi thanks is there a certificate or any proof you have to show at interviews to show that you have completed an nqt year?
     
  6. lillipad

    lillipad New commenter

    Well during my most recent spate of job applications, there was the question ‘have you successfully completed an induction year?’ And on a couple of them, they wanted specifics.
     
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  7. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Okay thanks @lillipad does anyone know if Fe teachers need to do an nqt year?

    Also the secondary skills tests.. I didn’t do the skills tests for the pgce in fe as this pgce does not require skills tests however I am aware that primary and secondary schools do. If I do decide to find a teaching position in a secondary school will I need to complete the skills tests? Even though I already have my pgce in FE now?
     
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Re NQT year I would imagine so but don't actually know how FE works and how it differs.

    Re the skills test, if you want to be able to offer Functional Skills, you'd certainly need to prove your competency to do so and passing at least the Skills Tests would go someway towards that, though myself I would personally expect a higher qualification of GCSE at least.
     
  9. SammyBear2016

    SammyBear2016 New commenter

    You don't have an NQT year in FE and it is not a requirement to complete QTLS. FE and HE differ quite a lot to working in a school.
     
  10. SammyBear2016

    SammyBear2016 New commenter

    For teaching functional skills i would suggest you complete the qualifications themselves. Even with good grades in both maths and English at GCSE i still took the functional skills quals as they are quite different to GCSE's. My College expected good grades at GCSE and completion of level 2 functional skills.
     
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  11. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    They got me to teach it in my placement with a college without higher qualification that’s what I don’t get because I was baisically asked to teach maths and English functional skills even though my specialism is childcare.

    Also, does anyone know how long after submitting a job application you are usually notified for an interview? Also do they always tell you if you are unsuccessful or do you have to directly email and ask after a while when you realiseyou have not heard anything back?

    Many thanks
    Cys2017
     
  12. SammyBear2016

    SammyBear2016 New commenter

    I would expect you to have heard within a week of the closing date if you have been selected for interview. Most places will notify if you have been unsuccessful but this is not always the case. If you get to interview you can always ask when they are hoping to have made a decision by.
     
  13. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    That's quite usual, especially if your specialism won't provide a full timetable.

    Being MFL (Modern Foreign languages) trained initially I know many colleagues who've had to teach a variety of subjects to 'fill the timetable/ because there was no-one else available. QTS technically confers 'teaching status' and one can literally be asked to cover any subject the Head asks of you. Means many hours studying oneself to get up to speed and then stay ahead of the classes one teaches.

    Your other questions I've answered on your other thread,
     
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  14. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Thanks you’re always so helpful
     
  15. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Does anyone know what the written tests at interviews usually involve? Because on a few of the grids of the person specification they state some things will be assessed by a written test.
     
  16. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    In the past it seems sometimes a 'written task' has been used to assess basic literacy skills. I think I the past someone mentioned, a letter to a parent, or it might be marking a piece of work.
     
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  17. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Do take note of welshwizard's reply on one of your other threads. He/she knows what they're talking about.
    And what you say here
    may well indicate what the written task may be.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018

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