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Final Year Trainee

Discussion in 'Primary' started by WilkoT, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Hi there, Ive just joined the forum. Ive been a reader of the forum for a while!

    Okay, well Im in my final year of studying to become a Primary School Teacher. Im a male, and have always had an ambition of becoming a headteacher.

    I am applying for jobs next year (I understand that it is a difficult time to get a job with all the public sector cuts and what not...). I'm wondering if I need to continue my studies to qualify as a Headteacher? Once I have a job, I obviously intend to teach for a good while, but Im thinking that if Im going to complete any further qualifications, I may aswell do it now whilst Im still young and im into the studying 'groove'.

    I hope Im clear!

  2. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    If you're expecting a useful answer, it might be a good idea to specify what qualifications you currently have (or are studying for), and what you would plan to.

    Why do you want to become a Headteacher?
  3. Thanks for your reply.

    I have A Levels, and will (hopefully) have completed my Primary Education with QTS degree.

    I am a male who has enhanced in Science. I have always loved the idea of becoming a headmaster, the idea of working as a leader, and inspiring people, changing themes throughout the school, and generally trying to improve the ethos (in a deprived area), is something that has always appealed to me.

  4. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    Sound reasoning for wanting to be a Head. Overall I'm not sure what qualification you would hope to get to stand you in a better position X years down the road. Good luck with it, whatever you decide.
  5. modgepodge

    modgepodge Established commenter

    Yes there's a head teacher's qualification you need to do, I think before/in the first part of being a head. It's not something you can do now, and it's not a uni thing, you just do it on the job I think. I wouldn't embarrass yourself by asking this in the first couple of years of teaching as people will just think you're a bit mad......! There's a headteacher's forum on here, you could ask on there as people will have a much better idea of how it works, but be prepared for them to tell you you've got a bit of a wait!

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