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What next?? Advice please:)

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by Teacher451, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    I've been teaching primary for three years now and I am consistently getting 'outstanding' lesson observations and positive feedback from my head of key stage and my head teacher. The staffing in my school is fairly fixed and I can't see people moving on anytime soon, but I just wonder where I could go next? Could i start applying for head of key stage positions elsewhere, or would it be prudent to gain a few more years experience first? I just don't want to be stood still, i want to keep learning and make the most of myself. My prof dev targets at school are related to my subject leader post (in a small primary so we all have one) but not really my career? Anyway, sorry for the rambling but i would just appreciate some advice!

    Vox x
     
  2. Hi all,

    I've been teaching primary for three years now and I am consistently getting 'outstanding' lesson observations and positive feedback from my head of key stage and my head teacher. The staffing in my school is fairly fixed and I can't see people moving on anytime soon, but I just wonder where I could go next? Could i start applying for head of key stage positions elsewhere, or would it be prudent to gain a few more years experience first? I just don't want to be stood still, i want to keep learning and make the most of myself. My prof dev targets at school are related to my subject leader post (in a small primary so we all have one) but not really my career? Anyway, sorry for the rambling but i would just appreciate some advice!

    Vox x
     
  3. marylamb

    marylamb New commenter

    How about trying a different school? This will help you add more on your CV and see different methods and teaching experiences too,
    The experiences of a larger school can be very different to the one that you are currenly experiencing. I was in a similar situation, and went to teach at a school with a different make up to my own.
    I have gained vast amounts of experience in terms of dealing with highly disruptive behaviour ./ emotionally challenged children. (I have always been graded as outstanding for behaviour, but this new school showed me behaviour at a total new level! - the needs of the children was very very different to the one I had experienced.)
    The school is bigger (3 form entry), which provides larger scope for development into different areas too.
    Hope this helps
    malteser muncher



     

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