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Thinking of teaching

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by suzypie144, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. suzypie144

    suzypie144 New commenter

    Hi, I have an English degree, Class 2:1, GCSEs in both English and Maths. No science.

    I would like to teach English at Secondary School, but get paid while I train on the job.

    Please advise how I can do this. Also, I realise I will need classroom experience. How would I gain this?

  2. indiemuppet

    indiemuppet New commenter

    Hi Suzy,

    I did a paid Primary PGCE some years ago, so although I can't give too much advice on your exact situation, what I would say is that the best thing to do would be to email a nearby secondary school asking for a little informal experience in class observing and helping out etc first.

    Often, voluntary experience is a mandatory prerequisite before enrolling on teacher training courses, and it also has the added benefit of giving you the opportunity to talk to teachers about their training experiences, and also helping you see whether it's really the job you want to do. Plus, most schools nowadays would love an extra pair of hands - especially if they're free ;-)

    Good luck with it all - in the right school, teaching can be a great career!

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  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    @indiemuppet - please do not include this link in your posts - it is getting perilously near to spamming the forums . . .


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