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Head or Heart? In a quandry!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kangaroo.poop, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. theres no harm in applying and visiting different places.
    if you are part time you could make a very specific application with the supply service. no one is going to question you needing extra cash and you might get a taster of what you want to do.
  2. Generally if you have ambitions beyond being a great class teacher then you need experience in another school. It's not a silly problem but you need to decide how important your ambitions are. Also sometimes the happy/comfortable school isn't the best thing- we all need a challenge and staying in a school for too long can become boring/stale (although I know teachers who have worked in the same school for 20 years+ and are still enthusiastic) Apply/visit and make sure you listen to heart then- does the school feel right for you?
  3. slippeddisc

    slippeddisc New commenter

    If you are happy where you are then I would be tempted to stay put. You could always ask for different challenges and more responsibility where you are. It is hard to move on when you may not like the place you move to - very hard believe me!
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I would say that generally speaking, if you start to think about moving on then it is probably time to do so. If it wasn't time to move then you wouldn't be thinking about it.
  5. If you are happy where you are then be very sure before you move on. Don't underestimate how much being happy in your workplace counts for in teaching. There are too many threads on here with good teachers considering leaving the profession because they work in the wrong place for them.
    Visit schools, talk to staff, don't accept the offer of another job unless you are fairly sure that it is the place for you. Make the right move, not just any move.
    Good luck
  6. Could you apply for a secondment in a specialist department? I know of one teacher who has done this for a year. Her job was kept open for her, so she has that to fall back on.
  7. Thankyou all so much for your advice! I have decided to go for it and look at other schools & have been very proactive today, making appointments for next week! It's a big step but at the end of the day, if nothing fits the bill, I guess I am still left in a very good position with a job in a school that I am happy in!

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