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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Paradoxicalgirly, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Paradoxicalgirly

    Paradoxicalgirly New commenter

    Today is jobs day in our local paper, and I was shocked at just how few jobs there were in today's papers. I won't be looking for another 18 months - hope it picks up by then!
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    There's jobs ok.....but only really if you are <strike>cheap</strike> an NQT. For those of us up the top of the scale there's precious little hope.
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Precisely while I've given up and did CELTA, bad move as the Government decided that to come here to learn English, you must speak perfect English!!
  4. I am not in teaching and no, in my area it is not hard to find jobs.
    Like any area, we have jobs which are definitely for "cheap", but we also need specialists, who come at a price and companies are prepared to pay for that.
    I think the problem with teaching in particular is your pay scale - and the perception of teachers. With budgets and targets and what have you not, schools are going to look for the cheapest option, rather than expensive experience.
    Which is totally gut wrenchingly sad - considering the responsibility one has towards students.
    I read on here all your posts and think "what price education?" as it seems to be so much the case that experienced teachers are being ousted out.
    However, I do think there needs to be a rethink as to public sector wages - but my personal solution would be to cut the number of trainees and enforce a policy of only x number of NQTs per school.
    It should not be the case that experienced teachers are made redundant, only to be replaced by someone else with a different job title - such as...well, you know...

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