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Discussion in 'New teachers' started by sophiehistory, Apr 14, 2011.


  1. Hi,


    I need to finish my NQT year. Ive been supply teaching for a year and
    my time left is running out. I trained the gtp route in secondary and
    having spent the year supply teaching in the primary sector im not getting
    shortlisted for the numerous applications I am writing. I want to know
    what other education careers there are on offer.
     
  2. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Prospects.ac.uk website has useful info on jobs outside of the classroom and other careers involving work with children. many education posts are rapidly going particularly those subject to extra curricular activities such as outward bounds, museum and art gallery visits.
     

  3. I should have made myself more clear. I left secondary and now want a position in the sector. If i dont find somewhere by September then I will have gone past my 16month alloted time to continue my NQT. Do you think I should do a primary pgce from Sept and then apply again?
     
  4. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    You can do your NQT in primary with your current qualifications. Most people might struggle to get a post in an alternate sector to their NQT but if this is what all your supply is in then its worth a shot. x
     
  5. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Do you think you'd get a place on a PGCE course? I doubt it. What you need is an NQT post and, as said, you are qualifiedfor one in primary or secondary. If you are applying for everything, but getting nowhere, your best option is to consider moving to where there are more jobs, if that's possible. If not, check out FE colleges and local press. Could you teach other subjects? The important thing is to get into a school and get your induction done so that you can look for something more suitable. Maybe a careers interview? They used to be free for adults.
     
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    Thanks James, I was looking for a list of careers to help me think about
    alternatives to the school classroom.
    That list does take me far and wide. Will QTS be enough to get jobs
    though?


    I haven’t been at a supply post on a long term basis enough for it to count as
    an induction period. So that’s out.


    My only option is letting my LEA's know of my situation, for which I think I’ll
    need help in structuring the letter.


    Am I right in thinking I can apply to more than one LEA? In fact, can I
    apply to as many as possible to reduce the limitations of only being able to
    work in one borough?


    My brother and sister are obviously worried about my future, as am I, which
    is why it was suggested I took a PGCE in Sept. So, to confirm, you think this
    will have no impact in aiding me to find work after its finished?
    Sophie






     

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