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feeling very disheartened....

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by nikita2009, May 20, 2011.

  1. Some advice please....
    I have been teaching for 9 years and was FS and Y1 coordinator for 3 years until 2008. I left this post due to a bereavement. Since then, I spent a year coordianting Y1,2,3. Then I had a baby and returned to work in 2010. i have been a pt Y1 teacher since then. i would really like to get back into EY, but am afraid that my skills and knowledge will be seen as out of date. i have made 2 applications for posts, and did not even get shortlisted. I feel that my career is going backwards instead of forwards. Does anyone have any advice or had a similar experience? should I resign myself to just being a class teacher again?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Problem I have is, as an experienced teacher (& therefore expensive) it's really hard to get an 'ordinary class teacher' role. They can get an experienced teacher of 3-4 years to do that role a lot cheaper, & generally posts with responsibility won't consider me because I'v been on supply too long.
  3. becky70

    becky70 New commenter

    I'm a tad confused. Are you looking for a senior post or just an EYFS post in general?
    If you want to be a EYFS co-ordinator it would probably be a good plan to refresh your skills with this age group first - could you move to that age group within your current school or look for class teacher posts in that age group?

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