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NQT - Worried I am unable to reach my ambition

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by s0700452, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. I am an NQT in a junior school. I love my class and teaching. However I am concerned that I won't be able to reach my ambition of being an RE co-ordinator.
    I have a real passion for RE since I took it at A level. I then studied BEd with a specialism in RE. I graduated in summer and started looking for jobs. I really didn't think this through but at the school that has employed me, the classteachers do not teach RE. This is taught by a part-time teacher who covers our PPA time. Before working here I had really wanted to be a subject leader of RE - but now I am thinking who would employ me as an RE subject leader when I haven't taught RE in this school am I currently at. Am I at the wrong school or am I just being silly?
     
  2. I am an NQT in a junior school. I love my class and teaching. However I am concerned that I won't be able to reach my ambition of being an RE co-ordinator.
    I have a real passion for RE since I took it at A level. I then studied BEd with a specialism in RE. I graduated in summer and started looking for jobs. I really didn't think this through but at the school that has employed me, the classteachers do not teach RE. This is taught by a part-time teacher who covers our PPA time. Before working here I had really wanted to be a subject leader of RE - but now I am thinking who would employ me as an RE subject leader when I haven't taught RE in this school am I currently at. Am I at the wrong school or am I just being silly?
     
  3. Who have you spoken to about this at your school? Wait until next year and try to address it in your performance management. If you want to be a co-ordinator then try to get some experience of that. Your RE subject knowledge might get you through to interview along side knjowledge of how to line manage a subject.
     
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    An RE co-ordinator in a primary school doesn't actually do an awful lot. If you really want to be a school leader then you need to co-ordinate literacy or maths.

    Having said that, if you really want to co-ordinate RE then have a chat to your HT soon and let them know. Fairly soon they will be starting to sort out posts for next year and knowing you want to co-ordinate RE will be useful.

    Also you don't know that you will never get to teach RE at your school, things do change. Our RE is currently covered by a PPA teacher as well, but very badly and lots of staff have complained to the HT. Things are likely to change next year.
     
  5. Hi
    It is about letting your ambitions be known to the management and perhaps looking for other posts to see what's out there for RE - it is a less high profile co-ordinator's role, but given your background and specialism you are not at the point yet where you will be totally out of date should another post come up. Get induction complete and then focus on co-ordinator roles.
    James
     

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