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Secondary teaching

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by 1742, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. 1742

    1742 New commenter

    A question for all those teaching in secondary schools. I have been teaching English for the past 20 years and I am currently employed as a Deputy Head in an English department in FE. I am very interested in obtaining QTLS to teach English in secondary schools. (I start the qual in December). Colleagues who now teach in FE from secondary schools are not painting a pretty picture regarding workload and hours; teaching in the holidays and Saturdays etc. An average week for me at the moment is between 40 - 50 hours and workload sees me work most nights of the week. I would like to receive unbiased advice please, as I’m not sure that I am getting a truthful picture. Thank you in advance.
  2. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    "40-50 hours a week and a workload that sees me work most nights of the week."

    Add in at least one weekend evening plus time in the holidays, and that seems an accurate reflection of my 5 years teaching English in a British state secondary (as Second in Department for 3 of those years). Good luck with the transition.
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  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Yes continued heavy work load and pressure due to your specialism. Add to that the fact that your ' audience ' may not be as willing , motivated, hard working and could be challenging and challenged.
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