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Teaching new subject in new school....

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Chemteacher01, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Chemteacher01

    Chemteacher01 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I new a new profile due to my actual name being linked to my old account, so I am a long time member of this community.

    Anyway... I currently teach overseas and teach GCSE Science and A-Level Biology AND Chemistry. I have taken a new position in a school and start in Term 3 (Southern Hemisphere, so that is July). As I am starting mid-year, in the first instance I have been told I am teaching GCSE Maths and not science (contract does state Maths/Science). My knowledge of Maths is pretty strong so I am not really worried about the content, I am just not as passionate about Maths as I am about Science.

    I am wondering the following:

    1. Do you think it's unreasonable if I speak to the Head when I start about teaching science the following academic year?

    2. Is this a good career move, having experience teaching Maths as well as Chemistry?

    Thanks for any advice in advance.
  2. 576

    576 Established commenter

    I did the same thing, moving schools and changing subjects.

    1. I would leave it till they start talking about recruitment and timetabling for the next year and bring it up then. Hopefully by then you'll have had a chance to prove yourself and they will be keen to keep you and therefore more likely to be agreeable.

    2. Absolutely, the more strings to your bow the better.

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