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Teaching 4 subjects? A new one for me

Discussion in 'Education news' started by moscowbore, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    "We are looking to recruit a driven teacher with a passion for teaching and leading Business, ICT, Computing and Economics. "

    An job advert in the TES. One teacher, 4 subjects.

    You would indeed need to be driven to accept this post.

    Never seen this before.
  2. Summerhols6

    Summerhols6 Occasional commenter

    driven round the bend you mean!
    catbefriender and agathamorse like this.
  3. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    It's the way things are going but having found the advert
    Secondary BICE (Business, ICT, Computer Studies & Economics) Teacher, Al Warqaa 4, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Closing date:31 Dec 2018
    The School of Research Science - SRS DubaiAl Warqaa 4, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Date posted: 29 Nov 2018
    Start date: August 2019
    Contract type: Full Time
    Salary: Undisclosed
    Contract term: Permanent
    Suitable for NQTs: No

    Like the past this is a foreign country and they do things differently there. Also as the salary is undisclosed then there could be a large scope for negotiation on the curriculum as well as pay and other perks.
    agathamorse likes this.
  4. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Is a chauffeur included then?
  5. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    They certainly do, like giving academics life sentences for doing some research!
    phlogiston and agathamorse like this.
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Computing is not what it was. Too many HTs seems to think a Business teacher should be able to teach programming just because they were able to teach ICT in the past. I honestly think loads of them have no idea what Computing involves now. And add to that economics.....dearie me.
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    So a bloke with a laptop then?:p
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    It'ssupply and demand init?:D
  9. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    Leading these subjects is not the same as teaching them - it could be for a Head of Faculty that encompassed both Computing and Business departments.
    border_walker likes this.
  10. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    Exactly - you can see how, in some schools, ICT became part of Business Studies, because ICT really evolved out of "Office Practice" when word-processing replaced typing. Computing and Business Studies are quite a poor fit - Computing might be better with Maths.
  11. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    And you should know. I am not being sarcastic, just stating that subject specialists know the best mixes for teachers teaching two subjects to advanced levels. The kind of people who would be drawn to such a post are probably graduates with A levels in all those subjects who are happy to give their all or try their very best. Qualified teachers understand too intimately what teaching just ONE subject from KS3-5 involves. Probably just what the schools wants, or already has on hand i.e. an unqualified teacher of someone close to someone in SLT, and is just putting the ad out there to show there is no hidden agenda and bias.
  12. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    I saw a job like this just over 20 years ago. They wanted someone for A level Philosophy, RE, Economics and Geography. They were willing to split the job up for 2 suitable part-timers however. This was an Independent school.

    I applied for the part time RE bit but the Head made it really clear thet he wanted a full time person.
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  13. simonCOAL

    simonCOAL Occasional commenter

    Did it 30 years ago in my second secondary school. History, RE, geography and PE. With a special needs Y9 (3rd years in those days) tutor group. No inclusion as we know it now.

    Totally different scenario though. No required level of planning. Marking - a tick and short comment. No one ever watched me teach. Ever.

    Quit because the pay was very, very bad - so it wasn’t all rosey.
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  14. desibelle

    desibelle New commenter

    Isn’t this par for the course today. I teach 4 subjects, of which I have a degree in one. I teach lots of bottom sets and a few more able KS3 classes. I have 2 hits if A’Level per fortnight . I teach over 250 pupils and share most of my classes. I am a very experienced teacher and like to believe that all my lessons are excellent BUT I have never been so tired and even the pupils can’t believe I teach so many subjects. They often ask me if I get paid more than everyone else . I tell them I’m the cleverest teacher in the school and they all believe me ! When I suggested to SLT that they pay me more, they just laughed
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