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Career Path: Fork in the Road

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by ga8g08, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. ga8g08

    ga8g08 New commenter

    I started a new job in September 2012 and now work in great secondary school. I'm in my third year of teaching and relinquished a TLR 2a to take my current job, but have really flourished there: my observations have generally been outstanding and I've thrived upon getting involved in the wider life of the school.
    Recently my head asked me to a meeting and said that he would like to acknowledge this with a TLR. I am interested in a curriculum career path but there is no opening for a KS coordinator in my department as we have two who were appointed this year when I was still new to the job and finding my feet.
    I've been given the distinct impression from my head that I could name a TLR that interests me and if it's feasible, I'd be in with a very good chance of an appointment. It's likely that a HOY job will soon come up but I don''t think I would be very well suited to a pastoral role. Ours is a grammar school which doesn't require a whole-school literacy coordinator (my subject is English) and has excellent transition arrangements in place. I don't want to let the opportunity for advancement pass me by but have ambitions for a HOD role in the future and don't want to start following a tangential career path. I am beginning to feel restless with the need to do something new and challenging, but I don't know what it is yet! This isn't because I have no imagination and am just clutching at higher pay; I've never had any real advice about what career path to take and what might help or hinder me in it. I feel I am a very good teacher and I'm ready for something more, but could do with some advice as I don't really know what's out there in order to match my skills base to it.
     
  2. ga8g08

    ga8g08 New commenter

    I started a new job in September 2012 and now work in great secondary school. I'm in my third year of teaching and relinquished a TLR 2a to take my current job, but have really flourished there: my observations have generally been outstanding and I've thrived upon getting involved in the wider life of the school.
    Recently my head asked me to a meeting and said that he would like to acknowledge this with a TLR. I am interested in a curriculum career path but there is no opening for a KS coordinator in my department as we have two who were appointed this year when I was still new to the job and finding my feet.
    I've been given the distinct impression from my head that I could name a TLR that interests me and if it's feasible, I'd be in with a very good chance of an appointment. It's likely that a HOY job will soon come up but I don''t think I would be very well suited to a pastoral role. Ours is a grammar school which doesn't require a whole-school literacy coordinator (my subject is English) and has excellent transition arrangements in place. I don't want to let the opportunity for advancement pass me by but have ambitions for a HOD role in the future and don't want to start following a tangential career path. I am beginning to feel restless with the need to do something new and challenging, but I don't know what it is yet! This isn't because I have no imagination and am just clutching at higher pay; I've never had any real advice about what career path to take and what might help or hinder me in it. I feel I am a very good teacher and I'm ready for something more, but could do with some advice as I don't really know what's out there in order to match my skills base to it.
     

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