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Unhappy path

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by krussell2344, May 8, 2019.

  1. krussell2344

    krussell2344 New commenter

    Hey guys!
    Wasn't sure where to post this...

    So a little background, I did Further Education for my degree, however, there aren't any jobs going any the moment so I ended up becoming a supply teacher for Secondary. At first I thought it was so fun and exciting, and though the school was shocking, I felt really proud of myself. However, as the months began to pass, I began to feel friction to accept assignments, I get palpations anxiety (though not in class) and I find myself thinking of excuses to turn down jobs.

    However, here's whats keeping me stay: I had received judgement for being happy in a job that wasn't teaching and would happily be on less money to do something that made me happy. It excited to teach people the skills I've been working on all my life, but I don't get this experience in Supply work.

    I want to quit, but I'm scared of all the judgement I'll recieve. I wanted to go back to volunteering in 16+ and work on my QTLS but unsure whether to stick it out in supply work or work on something I wanted to do in the first place.
  2. NewbieHoD

    NewbieHoD New commenter

    Happiness is important in your job. It's a shame you've not been able to get a job teaching what you love. I'd be inclined to give it a proper chance if you can - FE teaching is very different to supply in schools.
    What subject/s do you teach?
    blueskydreaming likes this.
  3. krussell2344

    krussell2344 New commenter

    Yeah, it's much different being a supply teacher and working in Secondary Schools considering all I've worked and trained in has been Further Education. I teach Art and Design.
    Tomorrow is my available date to do supply work and I have anxiety knowing how much I hate it.
  4. Chris_Mac

    Chris_Mac New commenter

    Hi, I empathise with your situation - I think supply work is even more stressful than being a regular teacher BUT even this would catch up on you sooner or later. The teaching profession is placing unfair duress on it's teachers and you experience insidious onset of stress and anxiety which could lead to depression.

    Quit and find something else your interested in - do not think about your reputation think about your health and well being.

    Hope it goes well for you!!
    blueskiesmev likes this.

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