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catch 22

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by GloriaSunshine, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Your post seems to be an account of your situation rather than a question. Or are you hoping for suggestions of what you can do? Lots of people do jobs they hate and cannot leave because of circumstances. You just have to make the best of your situation (get through induction, make friends, carve out a career in the school) and continue to look for better jobs, or resign and go home. It sounds as if the latter is not an option.
    If you really want to do primary, I'd look for ways of doing primary/scondary transition activities in your school, voluntary work with primary school aged children etc. Life in secondary schools gets much easier when exam classes leave so only a few more weeks of chaos to go. September is new classes and a new start. Hang in there. This time next year you will probably feel much better about school and could be in a better position to move into the job you really want.
     
  2. Yeah deffo needing some advice from wiser teachers..
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    I assume you are currently completing induction. Once you have passed induction then this removes the necesity of having to find an induction post in primary ( they are in short supply). If you are in secondary and want to work in primary then get as much experience as possible with the lower year groups and get involved in transition activities, this will help with the experience. You need to be realistic about the number of opportunities in your home town presumably the reason you are not there is because there are more openings elsewhere.
     

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