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too big a jump?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Helena Handbasket, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I am currently on my NQT year in a lovely (though sometimes challenging) school. I teach RE and I am the only specialist in the school. I have been responsible for the rewriting of the entire KS3 SoW and producing all new lessons and resources as well as passing these on to 3 non-specialists weekly.
    I have seen a job come up for KS3 leader at a new school and I am really interested. Most of the job I have been doing already this year but there are obviously parts which would be new.
    Does anybody think that it would be too big a leap to take after one year. I started on M2 so wil be M3 in Sept and therefore don't want to wait until I am too expensive to move. I had a year supply before this and in my first PGCE placement I was staffing the department alone twice a week due to staff illness and part time contracts so I am used to taking on responsibility and organising myself.
    I suppose a part of me is a bit scared that I can't do it. Any advice?
  2. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Go for it! What have you got to loose, you've just told us why you think you can manage it so give it a go. xx
  3. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I have decided to go for it, worst that can happen is I don't get the job. I still have the job I am in so nothing to lose.
    I had a look at the list of what a key stage 3 leader should do and I already do 17 out of the 22 of them so that seems promising.

    Thanks for your advice

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