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Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by lisairene, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. lisairene

    lisairene New commenter

    I trained in DT back in the '90's, specialising in RM and graphics. I have been out of the classroom for a couple of years due to family illness, I am now supply teaching and have found it quite tricky to slot back into DT due to the changes in some new tech. but also in the exams. I have found that my grounding in graphic design has helped me to teach effective art lessons. How can I up-skill and re-brand myself? I live in a semi rural deprived coastal area with limited opportunity - although I am willing to travel, also willing to reduce my ups if I can gain an art post, although I cannot afford financial to retrain. (I am in my 50's!). Any advice?
  2. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    What are your credentials in Art? Did you do Art GCSE and A Level? Is Art a hobby of yours? Have you ever taught it?
    The main way to find out if you can successfully portray yourself as an Art teacher is to apply for some Art teacher posts and focus on/talk up any skills, experience or enthusiasm you have for the subject. If you find that you don’t make it to interview or are repeatedly unsuccessful then that would suggest that you are not perceived to have the appropriate skills. On the other hand, you may find the right post comes your way. Good luck!
  3. DYNAMO67

    DYNAMO67 Lead commenter

    Ignore Art. It’s more competitive than DT. As a head of department.... not art I admit, why would I appoint a none specialist when I would have a glut- and I mean glut- of art specialists who would apply....

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