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PGCEi (international) - insights and advice please!

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Mckk, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Because candidates with iPGCE's will take the lower salary offered.
     
  2. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    Reputable schools won't employ someone with less experience and a lesser qualification to save money. Simply apply to reputable schools/. Problem solved
     
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  3. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Did you happen to meet a really rich dumbell who we hear is one of the greatest educators on the circuit?? :D

    Nahh, i have a feeling old twisty is trolling it. If they were here, which i dont thing they were, we have never met.

    I always feel second best to you "educational martyrs" anyway @makhnovite ,because its "all about the kids" :confused:
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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  4. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Stop swimming at the bottom end of the pond Feb, Be a risk taker, slip off the arm bands of a national curriculum and come up the better end of the pool with the rest of us ;).

    This is taking me back to a few years ago when good old @february31st came out to support Brexshit.... they had a right good kicking over that..... it does make me laugh though.
     
  5. twisty08

    twisty08 New commenter

    Never encountered Dumbbells, I don't think. When I was in Luanda there were no obvious hermits who never left the compound.

    Still, the life of Riley on the compound for £200 a month! To each their own.

    I left after a couple of years to work at a higher end establishment (with a healthy pay rise, to boot!)
     
  6. MsBuzy

    MsBuzy New commenter

    Nah.
    Just like the head of Eton doesn't feel the need.
    By the way, I can offer some English usage lessons courtesy of our excellent English teacher with PGCEi. She would be delighted to teach you how to use the apostrophe of possession and omission appropriately.
     
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  7. Oli_K

    Oli_K New commenter

    Does anyone else have there QTS certificate behind there desk, should I, starting to worry, what about my GCSE certificate in DR (F Grade, imagine if the parents found out) or my 5m swimming certificate?
     
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  8. HeroForTheDay

    HeroForTheDay New commenter

    that's quite an assumption made about people you don't know. Those with PGCEi's aren't just desperately accepting any post that comes up. Sure some fresh graduates with PGCEi's might take whatever they're offered but those of us who are on the circuit for over a decade take what we think we are worth. As already mentioned, if you're fighting against fresh grads for jobs with your BEd, PGCE and QTS above your wall then that says a lot more about you.
     
  9. HeroForTheDay

    HeroForTheDay New commenter

    Only if you managed to swim the whole length without armbands
     
  10. grdwdgrrrl

    grdwdgrrrl Occasional commenter

    We have a salary scale according to years teaching with a maximum entry point no matter how long you've taught or what your teaching qualification is as long as it's a teaching qualification (including online). Unless you have a masters then you get a bump up in salary but it's still added on to your salary. Just like a responsibility bump, it's added to your base salary.
     
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  11. yasf

    yasf Occasional commenter

    Same here.

    I have to say that some of my favourite colleagues who have taught me a thing or two have iPGCEs. I've also mentored some fantastic iPGCE students who also taught me a thing or two.

    The key for me isn't the essays - whether online or in a lecture hall. It's the placement. Being able to team teach, observe and be observed - the collaborative hands on experience is so important in ITT (and afterwards too IMHO). It's when people with the Robin Hood certificate say, "oh - but I have classroom experience. I don't need the placement" that I get worried. It's not the same thing.
     
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