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Dear Theo et al - can I ever forgive myself?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by supply slave, May 7, 2012.

  1. I know I swore I wouldn't do it but I have. Oh horrors I've applied for a cover supervisor job and am even considering applying for a HLTA job. Good job I have no mirrors - how could I look myself in the eye.
    It's just the ASDA thing - getting up at 05:00, slogging away and all for the princely sum of £6.28 per hour. Don't get me wrong everyone, I am extremely grateful as this kept me solvent and sane in my darkest days.
    Now it just seems a complete waste of my abilities (sorry didn't mean that to sound big headed couldn't think of better phrase).
     
  2. I know I swore I wouldn't do it but I have. Oh horrors I've applied for a cover supervisor job and am even considering applying for a HLTA job. Good job I have no mirrors - how could I look myself in the eye.
    It's just the ASDA thing - getting up at 05:00, slogging away and all for the princely sum of £6.28 per hour. Don't get me wrong everyone, I am extremely grateful as this kept me solvent and sane in my darkest days.
    Now it just seems a complete waste of my abilities (sorry didn't mean that to sound big headed couldn't think of better phrase).
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No, I do not agree with you.
    I think HLTA jobs are, in fact, very good. You have the contact with pupils, you can see how you make a difference, support their learning and their futures, but with a lot less hassle than being the teacher.
    Yes, I know: it's a lot less money too, but there are those who say that it's worth it for the improved lifestyle.
    Best wishes.
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT or Headship seminar on Saturday 19 May.
     
  4. Aaarggh my English is slipping again. What I meant to say is now I feel the ASDA is a waste of my abilities.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    A different kettle of fish!
    But a CS or HTLA job can be good - and you can use it as continuos professional development - keep a leraning diary of what you learn from watching other teachers, and doing things yourself, and mention it in teaching applications.
    Best wishes.
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT or Headship seminar on Saturday 19 May.
     
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I agree, from the point of view of potential future employment as a teacher, some post within education, at whatever levelwill surely be better tahn something outside. I know I'm considering anything just to stay within education.
     
  7. As a primary teacher I am doing nursery nursing work.. again at the amazing rate of £7PH with 10 hour days and half hour lunch break..!!
    but my thinking is it is still involving children/education etc so gritting my teeth until I am able to get a teaching job!
    Good luck x
     
  8. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    No need to feel any shame SS. You are applying for a job and thats an honourable thing to do.
    Good luck.
     
  9. <font size="2">I have been a Cover Supervisor in a primary school for about 6 years. My role has changed along with the school. At the beginning I and a colleague were covering teacher absence, courses, NQT time along with some PPA cover from Nursery to year 6. On occasions we were required to take a class with only 10 mins notice to look through planning and gather resources. I must add that we were supported by some fantastic TAs. Everyday was different, exciting, stressful and fulfilling.</font>
    <font size="2">The needs of the school have since changed and I now cover all PPA in nursery, reception and year 1, along with some NQT cover. I am in class for 4 1/2 days a week with half a day for planning. I know the names of about 240 children and really enjoy my work.</font><font size="2">But then again the needs of the school may change again and my role may change. Good job I can adapt.</font><font size="2">I find my role very fulfilling, even though it is for a lot less pay than teachers, but I don&rsquo;t have all the extra paper work, parents&rsquo; evenings, marking, filing, display, learning journeys etc to do.</font> <font size="2">Thanks to all the fantastic Teacher and TAs I have worked with over the years, I could not have done any of it without you all and thanks to the children, they make everyday fun and a challenge. </font>

     

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