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Would my qualifications be accepted?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by DesertRach, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. DesertRach

    DesertRach New commenter

    Dear Theo

    I am at a crossroads, I have an NNEB, a Montessori Diploma, a Montessori English Language Teaching Diploma, and now a 2:1 BAHons in Early Childhood Education. I have been working overseas for the last 7 years, as a Nursery teacher, Reception class teacher and most recently a Nursery Manager. We are now planning to return to the UK next year and I would love to work in Reception but without a PGCE and QTS I wouldn't be qualified for the State sector? Would I be accepted in the Private sector or should I take yet more time out to gain a PGCE?? Decisions, decisions!! Any advice is gratefully received!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    The independent sector often prefers but does not insist on, QTS. Maintained sector does insist on it.
    If you can write a persuasive enough application, highlighting your experience and other skills and qualifications, you should be employable in the independent sector.
    Read 3 things:
    The Shortlisting clickables in the Welcome thread here
    All the clickables in the Welcome thread on the Independent Forum
    This thread: End of contract and applying for a post in the UK for September?
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. www.tesweekendworkshop15.eventbrite.com

    I am also contributing to the specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.www.tesweekendworkshop12.eventbrite.com
    *STOP PRESS * There will also be a Northern Workshop in Manchester on Saturday March 5th. www.tesweekendworkshop14.eventbrite.com

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for more details of how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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