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Dear Theo, Anything else that i can do?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by anon261, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Dear all,
    I would like to go into secondary school teaching. I have a maths degree but primary trained. I'm currently redoing my a level maths as revision and professional development and out of 5 assessments, have an average score of 97%, so I'm poing for a good grade.
    The problem is, I have little experience in teaching secondary and as an NQT i've already used all of my supply teaching time (qualified in 2006 and have had time out for family leave). I'm private tutoring twice a week for 2 maths GCSE students but wondered if there was anything more that I could do.
    Is it worth asking the LEA for an extension on supply? is this possible given that I am not wanting to teach primary?
    Many thanks
  2. *hoping, sorry!
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I'm afraid that this is a technical question about NQT and supply and induction year, and I'm not clued up on this. Try asking on the NQT Forum, because James should know that.
    Otherwise I'll say that for getting a job, having a Maths degree (even if you are Primary trained) is a big plus. Many schools have Maths taught by non-specialists.
    So: do a JobAlert on the Jobs section of TES, for Maths Secondary jobs, and try applying (using my advice from the shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread).
    PLUS: don't forget that there are also independent schools out there. Go to the Independent Forum and read the advice in the Welcome thread there to get more details. Do a JobAlert for them too.
    Best of luck!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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