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Too expensive...

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by perryclaire, May 15, 2011.

  1. perryclaire

    perryclaire New commenter

    I am a teacher of 9 years, - twice 2 i/c of Maths - both times giving it up for maternity. I passed threshold whilst in 2i/c position but have since worked part time without responsibility at the same school. I now find myself wanting to apply for "classroom teacher" jobs without responsibility in order to spend time with my young children, but am concerned i am just too expensive for this kind of post. Any advice?
  2. Do it. Being expensive is an issue, I struggled to get interviews in the last few years. Now I am doing supply am in great demand BECAUSE I am experienced. However, I am now paid a pittance in comparison because I have to go through an agency who takes a large cut.
    However, there are plenty of people out there in your situation. You will never get the time with your young children back. Enjoy it while you can.
  3. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    It might depend on where you are, but round here, I get the impression that being on the upper pay scale is not a problem: schools would rather have the maths department fully staffed than skimp on salaries.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Good Maths teachers who can teach a full timetable are like gold dust!
    Go to the JobSeekers Forum, open the Welcome thread and read the advice in the shortlisting clickables, so that you produce a super application.
    Best wishes


    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

    do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the
    Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive
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    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.

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    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.

    Look forward to seeing you!


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