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Returning to MPS/UPS classroom teacher after middle management

Discussion in 'Personal' started by clementinesandbrazilnuts, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. clementinesandbrazilnuts

    clementinesandbrazilnuts New commenter

    I am having a baby in December. I won’t be returning to my current school.

    I would like to return to work as a classroom teacher, without additional responsibilities at this point. My worry is these jobs will be snatched up by NQTs. Has anybody at the top of the pay scale managed to get work as a classroom teacher?
  2. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

    I think it very much depends on the school. In recent years mine has appointed several teachers on UPS to classroom teacher jobs (we do abide by pay portability) as they were the best candidates. Others will not as they want em cheap!
  3. clementinesandbrazilnuts

    clementinesandbrazilnuts New commenter

    Thank you. Would you mind sharing your rough location? Please do not feel worried about ignoring if you’d rather not!
  4. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

    South West, Secondary Academy
  5. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    An additional problem at the moment is the issue that there has been very little movement in terms of people changing jobs due to the Covid situation, meaning that those qualifying this summer have struggled to find employment. This might explain why a friend of my daughter has struggled to move school this year (Greater Manchester). She had an interview and was told there had been 120 applicants for the post: classroom infant teaching with no TLR.
    It maybe that eventually, once things move back to nearer normal, there is more movement where job opportunities are concerned.
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  6. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    That's interesting @smoothnewt. We had two posts on offer this Summer (Manchester) and to my knowledge, not many applicants at all.
    I have gone from SLT to 'ordinary' classroom teaching successfully. Admittedly this was in 2014, but I also managed to keep my UPS3. My school were luckily looking for someone experienced. I think I was very lucky though.
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  7. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Two were appointed at the same time in our department. Both had had TLRs, both are UPS. Experience is valued highly at my school.
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  8. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    I'd only want to work at a school like this-whether I was old and expensive (as I am), or an NQT, because this type of school would clearly care about its staff and pupils.
    But, we all need to eat, so sometimes we have to take jobs where we'd choose not to.
    I've known people who tok time out, either for family reasons or personal issues, and they did get good jobs after. Keeping up to date with everything will help, but like everything in life, it comes down to luck.

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