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Fostering While Teaching

Discussion in 'Personal' started by studentcrisis, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. studentcrisis

    studentcrisis New commenter


    My partner and I have decided to seriously look into fostering with a view to being ready to do it once I’ve finished my training year. I was wondering if anyone else has fostered while teaching and how this has worked out for you if you have?

    Thank you!
  2. erikgrobberts

    erikgrobberts New commenter

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  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I'm imagining that foster parents might need flexibility in their work place to accommodate meetings and emergencies, maybe on a larger scale than someone who has a family of their own. Short term emergency placements might be the hardest option to incorporate. If your partner could provide that flexibility that would be a help because you simply wont have it. You will have the huge benefit of school holidays, but then an intense work commitment during term time. This is only me imagining how it is however and social services would know. There must be info online to give you a clue of how it might work.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    My gut feeling is that the demands of school are such as to make fostering difficult. having said that, a former colleague of mine is now on her second foster placement. She seems to be finding them OK. her partner isn't a teacher. Maybe that helps.
    As I said, difficult but not impossible.

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