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Carry on applying for headteacher or...

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by JiveBunnys, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    Ive been teaching in Primary for four years and I would like a bit of a change. Im a subject co-ordinator for PE in my school, and Im a 30 year old female. As well as being a Teacher, Im also a qualified Legal Executive.
    Anyway, Ive been looking at applying for headship roles recently, and have submitted a couple of applications. Although, Ive got an interview with a Law Firm, and if successful, I start on &pound;50k p/a, and it <u>can</u> rise to around &pound;75k with experience. How does this compare with being a head teacher? My hearts still with the teaching more than the legal profession though, hence the original move from my law studies to teaching, so being a headteacher is more 'up my street'. But if the salary is realistically less, its hard to justify!
    Im hoping that some of you can give me your opinions.
    Thanks,
    Nic

     
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You're thinking of applying for a headship after being a primary teacher for four years? And the only bit of 'leadership' experience you've got is PE co-ordinator?
    Go for that legal job. You don't seem to know a great deal about what it takes to be a headteacher.
     
  3. There are not many that do
     
  4. R13

    R13 New commenter

    Clearly this is not serious . . . someone has got bored and decided to extract the urine
     
  5. newposter

    newposter Occasional commenter

    Looking at the grammar I would bet that either a cover supervisor, or a seven year old has written it.
     
  6. v12

    v12

    Definitely not a grocer though; there are absolutely no apostrophes even where there should be!
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    A qualified Legal Executive?
    Don't they do loads and loads of research for the lawyers?
    Wouldn't a qualified Legal Executive know how to set about researching Headteachers' pay?
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  8. Crowbob

    Crowbob Senior commenter

    I think you would be very lucky indeed to get a legal exec starting wage of &pound;50K. You are 30 and have been teaching for 4 years. That would place you at 26 when you entered the profession. You must have undertaken studies before this in order to train as a teacher. How much experience do you have as a legal exec and how recent is it? I would place the starting wage in the &pound;20Ks, even with a Magic Circle firm.
     
  9. v12

    v12

    Yeah - but members of the Magic Circle are sworn to secrecy and wouldn't divulge nuffink.
    And they're mostly blokes.
    Apart from Paul Daniels' missus.
     
  10. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    Er...no. A Legal Executive is a qualified lawyer in his or her own right. They can be Legal Executive Advocates, with rights of audience in higher courts and there are L E members of the judiciary.
    The lawyer who successfully obtained the House of Lords ruling that the Protection from Harassment Act could be used to challenge workplace bullying and won the test case Majorski v Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust was a Legal Executive.
     
  11. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    "The ILEX route to law is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments. It is possible to start training to be an ILEX lawyer with a variety of qualification levels.
    You should hold a minimum of four GCSE grades C or above including English Language or Literature or qualifications at an equivalent level"
    You then train on the job.
    "Legal Executive lawyers specialise in a particular area of law which means the everyday work of a Legal Executive lawyer is similar to that of a solicitor. The areas of law that Legal Executive lawyers most often specialise in are as follows:
    • <li class="MsoPlainText">Civil litigation (such as Personal Injury; Debt recovery; Housing; Employment) <li class="MsoPlainText">Criminal litigation (either Defence or Prosecution)<li class="MsoPlainText">Family law <li class="MsoPlainText">Conveyancing <li class="MsoPlainText">Public law work (such as working in a Local Authority; in Government; Welfare benefits; or Immigration)<li class="MsoPlainText">Private client (such as Finance; or Probate and wills)<li class="MsoPlainText">Corporate (Company or Commercial law)<li class="MsoPlainText">Legal Practice (Practice management; or Costs and accounts work)."
     
  12. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Still should know how to research.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     

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