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Moving abroad after PGCE year?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by camis, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. camis

    camis New commenter

    I'm a mature student, currently finishing my OU degree, and have a place on a Primary PGCE course for September.

    It is possible that my husband may be offered a job in France in the near future - he is currently working there 2-3 days every fortnight. If this happens, the aim would be for him to commute to France weekly while I am doing my PGCE and then us possibly relocating to France as a family. I know how difficult it is to qualify to teach in France, so am under no illusions that I would be in any position to even try to teach over there! However, if I don't complete my NQT year in the UK straight away, what would the likelihood be of getting an NQT job if we came back in, say, 2 years?

    Any thoughts?
  2. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    No one knows.

    There's currently a considerable oversupply of primary teachers, so it's tough to get a NQT post anyway - which means there must be a pool of people out there who are at least 1 year after qualification with little experience and you'd be joining them.

    But this government may have sacked all the current workforce within a couple of years anyway, so you might be welcomed with open arms as someone both yet-to-be-proven-incompetent and "cheap".

    Sorry I don't have anything more positive to say...

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