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Primary P.E. Specialist

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by MC1977, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone, can anyone let me know what they
    think of accepting a role as a primary P.E. specialist teacher? I am a
    little concerned that if I accept such a role as my first teaching post
    overseas it may well make life difficult if I want to find a position as
    a normal class teacher in the future.
    Has anyone had direct experience
    of this? Part of me thinks it is a dream job but another part of me
    feels like I should see how international schools are run before taking
    the plunge on a specialist role.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    Bird in the hand. If you are offered a job as a Primary PE Teacher I would advise you take it (assuming it is a good school and the package is also good).
    Primary PE overseas is very very different than in UK. Standards are higher and the amount and level of fixtures are a different world.
    You can always get your foot in the door and then move back to the classroom after a couple of years (I am assuming you are a Primary Class Teacher who has specialised in PE - correct?).
  3. That is correct. One of the reasons that I am drawn to the position is because of its higher status in international schools. I have not got a job offer yet but if I do I am leaning towards following your advice!
    Anyone out there think that it would be a bad idea for a first international post?


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