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Grammar Schools?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by laureneve, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. laureneve

    laureneve New commenter

    Is it difficult to go from a Grammar school back to a non-selective school? I have only worked in comprehensives before, but I am worried about making the move to a Grammar school in case that narrows my choice later on ... Does anyone have any experience with this?

    All thoughts much appreciated.
  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I worked in both types during my career (note - this was a while ago - I'm now retired). If you have a fair number of years in comprehensives, I don't think a few years in a selective school will stop you going back to comprehensives later. I also worked with many colleagues who had worked in both types.
  3. Futureleader

    Futureleader Occasional commenter

    Depends perhaps on your subject and the recruitment situation in your area. We are a non selective school and short of science teachers. We will consider taking them from a Grammar School.
  4. thekizzaa

    thekizzaa New commenter

    I work in a grammar school now.

    I'd probably never go back to teaching in a non-selective school. For me, it's ok, because I don't care about career progression, but as there are less grammar schools than normal comps, there are less opportunities to move up the ladder.

    Having said that, I'm moving to an FE college next year.
  5. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    I've worked in both, no issues moving between.
  6. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    Well I hope your English improves then. If you haven't been taught the difference bewteen "less" and "fewer", it's not your fault, of course. But I'm surprosed nobody has picked it up if you are a qualified teacher.
  7. thekizzaa

    thekizzaa New commenter

    Wow. I didn't realise you were so amazing. I wish I was like you. I bet all your girlfriends love how confidently you type on an internet forum.

    Oh wait, that's right, you've just proved you're a bit of a loser.

    I guess I don't wish I was like you.

    Get a life.
  8. thekizzaa

    thekizzaa New commenter

    Surprosing, indeed.
  9. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    From Forum house rules: "Try not to criticise another user's grammar or spelling."
  10. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

  11. DrJay

    DrJay Occasional commenter

    I'm not "surprosed" some have picked it up because they are qualified teachers.
  12. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    If this goes on, we might have less critics of posters' English on this forum. Or fewer?
  13. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    So you can all generaly spot spelling errors but aren't competant with grammar then?
  14. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Are you trying to throw a baited line out there @Jonntyboy ?

  15. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    No, most of us can spot both, but tend to keep quiet about it unless a poster decides to make an issue of either. I don't think I have ever commented on a split infinitive.

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