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Is there any hope?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by emmyisobel, May 12, 2019.

  1. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    Hi everyone, just looking for a bit of advice.
    To cut a long story short I gained my secondary pgce in 2009, although getting a few interviews I was unable to secure a full time post so worked in supply until 2015 when I had my youngest daughter-since then I have been self employed but now that my youngest has started full time school I really would like to get into teaching. A couple of jobs have come up in my area and I really want to apply but have I any real chance of getting a foot in the door? I am in the South West
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  2. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    yes of course. What subject are you?
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  3. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    geography-went I did my pgce we were told move away from the south west if you can-when people get jobs here they literally stay in them till they pop their clogs!!!! I am trying to widen my knowledge and am undertaking an open masters at the mo-just done 60 credits in pyschology
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Basically you have had no full time positions and have done a number of years supply.

    In addition you are in an area where there are traditionally very few jobs and you're looking for a position in an are where there is no shortage.

    I hate to be a pessimist but you are really up against it as far as getting a permanent position.
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  5. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    not pessimistic just realistic! thought as much-well lets see what happens!
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  6. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    sorry, I missread this. I thought your childrren had FINISHED school, not just started.

    Full time school teaching isn't really compatible with motherhood.

    There are other options. have you thought about tutoring? primary? job share? teaching business? colleges? adult education?
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  7. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    Surely there must be some mothers out there you are also teachers! just want to be a geography teacher!-really don't fancy primary, no nothing about business and down these parts there is not a lot of adult education provision. Things are not looking good for me are they
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  8. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    *obviously I meant know not no
  9. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    There are some. not in my school. There is one mother in my school who is part time, and is desperate to cut her hours further.

    There was a mother with school age children in a school I worked in a few years ago, but she had her mother living with her.
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  10. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    what were you self employed as? How about online tutoring?
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  11. emmyisobel

    emmyisobel New commenter

    It is so sad but I love the classroom and my subject
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  12. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    In my independent (Kent), all but one in my department has children; three of us under 8. In fact, across my school, at least 30% have children. So, it's not all bad news to have small children and be a full-time teacher.
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  13. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Occasional commenter

    I am a full time mother, full time Headteacher and occasional class teacher. You can do it, it's just bl**dy hard.

    Don't give up.

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