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MFL to another subject?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by golfer55, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. I have just completed my PGCE in MFL and don't have an NQT post for September (20 applications 2 interviews). I am now looking at alternatives for completing my NQT year and beyond. Am I right in thinking that, if I apply for, and obtain, a post in another subject, it will still count as an NQT post and that, after 3 terms, if successful, I will achieve QTS?
  2. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    Yes but what other subject will you be offering? Is that a good "plan" if you struggling to get noticed in your specialist subject?
  3. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    If your PGCE provider has recommended you, you already have QTS or will by the time term starts in September (certificate arrives from GTC over the summer).
    With QTS you can be employed to teach any subject but it will be easier to do Induction in the subject for which you trained.
    You could do Induction in another subject but would still need to meet all the standards (NC levels etc) for that subjetc, with no allowances made for it not being your specialism.
    Induction is different from getting QTS. You can fail Induction and you still keep your QTS; the State 5-16 sector just won't let you teach there any more. You'd have to teach in Post 16 or the private sector or at Free Schools or possibly in Academies.
    You will be an NQT in your first post (whether contract or supply) NQT= Newly Qualified Teacher.

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