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Create your own path?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by rachaelcrowther, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. rachaelcrowther

    rachaelcrowther New commenter


    Here's a question... have any NQTs decided to abandon the idea of teaching a class in favour of teaching their specialist subject in different schools?

    I can't be the only one! Feel like I'm breaking all the rules but I refuse to believe that once you qualify, one route fits all.
  2. DYNAMO67

    DYNAMO67 Lead commenter

    The only route available is the route of you getting a job. You may be able to do this if your subject was a language. Maybe if it was PE in primary as well. As for the others, no. Realistically this approach would be of little interest to schools. There employees would be here one day, gone the next. No continuity, no ownership. Also, your career would not develop in the same way. CPD etc.

    What you are talking about is supply. Realistically though you wont earn a living doing this. IF you wanted to follow this sort of path, you should have gone in for secondary.
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Subject specialism in primary has a long and rocky history. At one time there were some specialist MFL/Music and even PE teachers working across a "federation" but the usual model is for an age specific teacher working with one class. This model seems to have generally reasserted itself for the moment...
    However-Academies ,Free schools and independents tend to be more experimental with teaching arrangements.
    One word of warning it could be difficult to manage an induction in this sort of role and if you are working between schools then one has to be a lead
    DYNAMO67 likes this.

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