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Moving from prep to senior MFL teaching

Discussion in 'Independent' started by primaryMFL, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. primaryMFL

    primaryMFL New commenter

    Dear all,

    Having made the leap and joined a preparatory school (3-13) in the London area at Christmas, I have begun to consider potential career progression in the future (3 years+). I am sure Headship is not something which interests me but, after finally securing a post teaching MFL after 10 years in the primary state sector and loving specialising in languages, I wondered what the chances of ever moving to teach GCSE/A-level French (with Spanish) are? I have QTS with a PGCE in primary with a French specialism but my degree was in French (with 1 year of Spanish) and I have kept both languages up to what I consider near native.

    Obviously, I would need to build up several years of teaching CE/scholarship but do people think (independent) senior schools would ever consider someone with my experience? I plan to tutor GCSE/A-level French over the holidays to gain knowledge of the curriculum and I have previously taught EFL to 11-18 year olds in summer school.

    Many thanks,

  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If you could move to an all through school, you could gradually move up more easily.
    If you make your mark teaching to CE in the junior section and doing some clubs or similar with the older pupils, it then becomes a smaller step to move up to teach in the senior section.

    But prep schools are soooo fab, I'm staying there for ever and ever and ever. :D
    primaryMFL likes this.

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