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Older teachers and getting jobs?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by speaker2, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. speaker2

    speaker2 Occasional commenter

    So, just wondering, are there any teachers over age of 50 in primary sector getting appointed on permanent contracts as teachers? [Outside of London]
  2. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    I can only think of two people I know who've tried in recent years - one managed it, the other one hasn't - I think they're still going from one maternity cover to the next. The first person is early 50s while the second is 60 or maybe slightly over. This is in the Midlands.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Obviously, age discrimination is illegal. Many schools try to shortlist “blind”, not showing details such as age or gender etc.

    It may be an issue of salary level in these straightened times.

    Just pull out all the stops in presenting all your assets in the application. Don’t forget any extras. Could you offer a bit of a foreign language, run a club, be keen to organise educational trips, play the piano for Assembly.

    Show them that you’re really a good bargain!

    I’ve put a blank executive summary, a template I mean, in the TESResources, to help applicants, so you don’t have to faff around with formatting one for yourself. Have a look, you may find it useful.

    Best wishes, keep safe
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  4. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    Yes. I've appointed 3 in the last 2 years.

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