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Would you like to stay involved in education when you retire from classroom teaching?

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by TalentEd-Charity, Oct 25, 2016.


Would you like to stay involved in education when you retire from classroom teaching?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. TalentEd-Charity

    TalentEd-Charity New commenter

    How many teachers intend to stay involved in education after they retired from classroom teaching? Please help our education charity to answer this question and to understand more about the intentions of retiring teachers by leaving a comment.

    TalentEd was founded in 2012 by a teacher, frustrated that his brightest pupils from low income backgrounds were not being stretched and challenged to realise their full potential. The charity's founder also understood the potential of qualified teachers who were retired or on sabbaticals and set about to nurture the talent of both bright students and expert teachers.

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  2. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    No chance!
  3. heldon

    heldon Occasional commenter

    Only as a participant in U3age
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  4. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    If they have resisted all the pupil premium interventions so far then there is no point.
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  5. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    I was recently sent an 'invitation' to work with a 'high ability' s
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  6. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    pupil with several 'barriers to learning' who needed to be home educated. The requirement was for a 'highly experienced qualified teacher' with specialist qualifications.

    The reward would be a badge next to your name as a tutor - no pay as it was for a 'charity.
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  7. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Oh dear! I do hope the charity may consider paying for the skills they want. Bet they don't work for free.
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  8. Potatoes005

    Potatoes005 Occasional commenter

    I have been retired some 8 years after spending 37 years teaching, the last 17 as Head Teacher. I have worked not a bit however, after being invited by a university I have just started working for them as an Associate Tutor on their Postgraduate programme inviting students in their placement schools and conducting observed teaching assessments.

    I am very much looking forward to the upcoming work I have on and am interested to see what has changed and what hasn't.

    Had I not ended up on my own sooner than expected I would never have considered this but when opportunity knocks and all that.
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  9. TalentEd-Charity

    TalentEd-Charity New commenter

    That is a shame. A 'highly experienced qualified teacher' should be paid for their work.
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  10. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    Indeed they should, and somewhat north of £15ph.​
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  11. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    Great to see an 'ambassador' from Teach First setting up a 'social enterprise' on completion of the full 2 year training programme. Also great to see turnover doubled in 2 years, overheads stayed the same.
  12. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Yes, I've been 'retired' from teaching for many years, but I'm still involved in education because I was encouraged to write my many many poems for children when I volunteered to visit children in my local school once a week. They were very unhappy with a "rubbish" poem (their words) that they'd just had in English and they asked me to write a poem with rhyme, rhythm and a story for them. I started and have continued over 10 years, writing approximately 1,350 poems now. So "retired"? Not quite the word.
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  13. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I'm counting the days until I walk away from school never to return in any capacity.
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  14. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    I thought I'd feel the same as you, Jesmond, but with a few weeks to go I have accepted a small, part time role but without the huge responsibilities I have now.
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  15. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I may well end up doing the same Sunday Trekker, only its not very enjoyable at the moment and I never thought that I would feel this way.

    Maybe I need a break and then I may feel differently
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  16. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    It sounds as though you have had a particularly tough term, Jesmond. .....and then they give us a whole new Raiseonline to exercise our minds with this week!
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  17. gymjack

    gymjack New commenter

    I was asked back to my last school to complete a scheme of work for RE that I'd started but left before completing. There was also talk of me leading arts weeks but that was short lived. Art is a Cinderella subject in an OFSTED driven environment.
  18. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I work, as an unpaid volunteer, in a state school in Spain. I started doing it in school holidays (we have half terms and longer Christmas and Easter breaks than they do) some 3 or 4 years before I retired.

    Best wishes

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  19. Alldone

    Alldone Senior commenter

    I do exam invigilation at my old school, and organise entrance exams. Nice to keep in touch with people and lunches are free and very good quality! Also work for one of the exam boards visiting schools to check on A level Science practicals.
    Nice to hear from TheoGriff again.
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  20. stonerose

    stonerose Occasional commenter

    Advise that if you do return, do so on your terms which should always include keeping thoughts about what may have turned you off teaching or driven you out in the first instance at the forefront of your mind.
    A list of dos and don'ts may be a good start.

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