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Special Measures

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Fur, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Fur

    Fur New commenter

    I realise this is similar to a thread I started previously, and I apologise for that.
    Yesterday I visited a school which is in Special Measures with a view to applying for a job there. The head was very open and honest about the issues in the school, and the challenge that working there would entail. The position available is to teach my preferred age group and would be a sideways move in terms of salary but a step up in terms of responsibility.
    The school I currently work at has issues across the board, with the threat of OFSTED hanging over us too. I had a horrible year last year and although this year is better, I don't see a future for myself at the school.
    What should I do?
  2. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    I think going in with your eyes wide open can be an advantage. But you may have to be prepared to battle with those who think that the SM category is unfounded.
  3. If you are going in with your eyes open, feel the school is wanting to do what is needed to get out of SM and staff are all on board, and you are up for it, the rewards and benefits to your teaching and promotion prospects are immense, not to mention the job satisfaction!

    Challenge is great because you can achieve!

    Especially if you are not happy where you are at! (Heavens - that is such local dialect!!! - ending with a preposition!!!)

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