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Dear Theo - Pupil Premium/Intervention teacher

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Kitten999, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Kitten999

    Kitten999 New commenter

    Dear Theo - I have recently found out my school (of some 6 years) will not be renewing my fixed term contract in September. This is due to a recent amalgamation and the funding pot becoming smaller.

    I am a small group (fully trained) teacher and work mostly with Pupil Premium children from Year 3 to Year 6, as well as children who struggle terribly with maths.

    I have been in that enviable position of loving my job so much, that being paid is like a bonus. i enjoy the difference I can make with these children, how their confidence grows and how positive they have become about their own learning.

    As the school will still need PP support I am half hoping they can offer me something for September. However, I need to be proactive myself and see what's out there and possibly spread my wings. How do I go about finding out which schools need such interventions for their children? It is not something I have seen advertised on my usual teachers' job site for Essex. Is it a case of writing to or calling many schools to find out? Many thanks.
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I think many settings staff from within.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hullo there @Kitten999 , and welcome to our forum.

    The first thing to do is talk to your regional Union office, as after 6 years this is not necessarily something that they can just do.

    I am afraid that, like @minnie me , I believe that many schools will be using their own staff for this, rather than looking outside. I suppose that you could try writing to schools, but unfortunately I am nit sure that it will be very effective, since they may well feel that they can meet their needs internally. :(

    Best wishes


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