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Dear Sage - PGCE student Career advice - other jobs in education?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by amysouthworth, May 1, 2012.

  1. amysouthworth

    amysouthworth New commenter

    I am a PGCE student about to complete the course.

    I really enjoy working within education, but i would really appreciate any advice on other jobs which people go in to aside from the normal teaching avenue?
    What other jobs are available in education for me when my course is complete?

    There was a figure going around that some years just less than half of the pgce students don't actually go on to a normal teaching job, where do they go??

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. amysouthworth

    amysouthworth New commenter

    I am a PGCE student about to complete the course.

    I really enjoy working within education, but i would really appreciate any advice on other jobs which people go in to aside from the normal teaching avenue?
    What other jobs are available in education for me when my course is complete?

    There was a figure going around that some years just less than half of the pgce students don't actually go on to a normal teaching job, where do they go??

    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. Hi Amy
    I'm on the PGCE myself so not an expert but didn't want you to have 0 replies so I'll have a go...
    Student managers seem a popular role in many schools. In my current placement school they have 1 per year group. So for example, if a teacher wants to have a meeting with a year 11 pupil, they contact the year 11 manager and they would arrange the meeting etc. Basically their role is pastoral, providing a link between parents and teachers. I have seen this in another school too, there they had a pastoral manager for each house, so the idea was the pupils would have the same 1 as they went up the school as they got to know them. I shadowed one for a day and looked like an interesting role. So the fact you will be a qualified teacher will give you a good insight into what is really going on in the classroom, but you wouldn't need to teach.
    Hope that helps, good luck with whatever you decide to do :)
    (P.S - if you think you may want to teach at some point, you need to complete an NQT year within a certain amount of time - not sure how much but sure someone else can add to this post?)
     
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Yes there are more teachers not teaching than those in post. Many are quite famous Chris Tarrant, Dawn French, Sting.The prospects.ac.uk website used to have a useful publication on other jobs you can do in Education worth trying to track it down. There are numerous other roles taken up by ex teachers including: education welfare, social worker, outdoor pursuits work,museum/art galleries work,education administration. There are also a load of other careers involving working with children but opportunities in some areas are limited particularly is administration- really depends on your local job scene
     

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