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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by ktnztigers, Jan 28, 2012.
Just wondering if people have used their teaching degree for a different career?
My better half has moved into freelance educational consultancy, which I know is not to everyone's taste but she's earning a lot more from it than I'm earning from supply, and it certainly helps keep the lupine from the exterior portal.
...yep, become a scab and start using your hard earned PGCE as a CS/TA....the pay is ****, but so are the hours!!
Unfortuantly some people have no choice but to apply for these roles. If you read the Jobseekers and Unemployed Teachers forums as well as this one its clear that many qualified teachers are in this situation.
You could use your hard earned PGCE to blow your nose with because soon thats all it will be good for.
Boycott all adverts for the CS role...just don't apply!
Seriously, as a qualified, fully registered teacher I would rather work in a bank than be a CS! ...why should I be a victim of malign bullying??[after all as a CS I would be incapable of MERE supervision and would have to be paid for teaching my specialist subjects of science/maths! The CS role is utterly ridiculous and untenable!!!!!!
How would you lose your PGCE?
The same ads that are placed in newspapers by HEADS. The truth is, IMO, that teaching is in this state BECAUSE of (some) teachers. Although I am against Gove and his fantasy land ideas, I do think that teachers have also done this to themselves. I recall NO calls for strike action over CSs. This is not the (so-called) profession that I entered 17 years ago. I have seen the GTCE come and go, Ofsted and CSs enter the work place. The fun has gone, the vocation has gone (thanks to the TDA) and now older teachers will be gone (through Goves various measures). But those greedy heads will keep putting their ads in the local press, just watch.