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Class change

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by nicky510, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. I am a Foundation Phase teacher in a small school, I have been there for nearly 6 years now, I teach N and R in the morning and Yr 1, 2 and R in the afternoon, I am now in a situation where I can change classes to a Year 3 and 4 class in September, not sure what to do, either continue developing Foundation Phase knowledge or challenge myself with a new aspect. Also it's our pre inspection year next year. I just feel I want my own class rather than part sharing. Any ideas on what I should do?
    Thanks
     
  2. I am a Foundation Phase teacher in a small school, I have been there for nearly 6 years now, I teach N and R in the morning and Yr 1, 2 and R in the afternoon, I am now in a situation where I can change classes to a Year 3 and 4 class in September, not sure what to do, either continue developing Foundation Phase knowledge or challenge myself with a new aspect. Also it's our pre inspection year next year. I just feel I want my own class rather than part sharing. Any ideas on what I should do?
    Thanks
     
  3. AlongForTheRide

    AlongForTheRide New commenter

    Only you can decide what is best for yourself. I know what I would do, but that would be my personal preference. I had taught year 2 for 7 years in a row and, as much as I loved that year group, I felt I was becoming pigeonholed as a 'year 2 teacher'. Also I was becoming a little bit stale with teaching the same topics year upon year, even with a few changes. I felt that I was no longer as enthusiastic about them. I wasn't offered a change of year group so I asked if I could move to KS2. It's certainly been a harder year so far since I do not have years of planning and resources to choose from, but I love the different challenge of teaching year 5.
    I know we are still learning all the time, but after 6 years in your current situation you have probably developed your knowledge well enough. Do you want a new challenge to develop your skills as a teacher? Is having your own class a more attractive proposition than sharing? This is what you need to be clear about. If at some point you want to go into management, then I would definitely recommend the change.
    Good luck with your decision [​IMG]
     
  4. Many thanks for your reply! It has made alot of things clearer!
    Thanks!
     

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