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Dear James - teaching 6th form

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by fleurjm02, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Some advice please :eek:)
    I'm an NQT with my time split over 6th form and lower school, however, next year, I am hoping to concentrate more on the 6th form as I will hopefully be teaching a further subject.
    I've had a short conversation with the HT, who has said that I need to make sure that I am still teaching in lower school this early in my career, so I don't just get seen as a 6th form teacher if I ever want to move on.
    Although I don't mind teaching some lower school (my subject is an option only available at year 10) so I am also doing another subject, which, to be honest, I do not want to concentrate on.
    I feel my strengths are in the 6th form, and would like to develope my skills here further.
    My PGCE was 14-19 due to the subject, with some year 7-9 in an additional subject.
    Should I not be doing this? Am I restricting myself, despite this being what I want to do?
    Thanks
    SS





     
  2. Some advice please :eek:)
    I'm an NQT with my time split over 6th form and lower school, however, next year, I am hoping to concentrate more on the 6th form as I will hopefully be teaching a further subject.
    I've had a short conversation with the HT, who has said that I need to make sure that I am still teaching in lower school this early in my career, so I don't just get seen as a 6th form teacher if I ever want to move on.
    Although I don't mind teaching some lower school (my subject is an option only available at year 10) so I am also doing another subject, which, to be honest, I do not want to concentrate on.
    I feel my strengths are in the 6th form, and would like to develope my skills here further.
    My PGCE was 14-19 due to the subject, with some year 7-9 in an additional subject.
    Should I not be doing this? Am I restricting myself, despite this being what I want to do?
    Thanks
    SS





     
  3. Clearly the more versatile you are the easier it is for the HT to deploy you and fill timetable gaps. That said, you should look at the jobs market and do your own survey on your subject area to see what opportunities there are out there job wise, then you can decide for youirself how restrictive 6th form teaching will be. If you complete induction then there will be no restriction on what type of teaching you do and, when all siad and done, teachying to your strengths makes you a better teacher.
    It will depend very much on your subject. If it is physics, then, at present there should be no problem getting a post, but even then most physics teachers, unless they work in the private sector, will have to teachg KS3 science and possibly another KS4 science. If it is a technology subject, again, it will depend on the specialism.
    James
     

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