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Good job? See especially: teaching the young 'uns... i'm talking primary school shit here
What say you?
Could probably offer a more comprehensive answer in a few years
back to the idea myself...but not the really young'uns...the other lot...which would probably be awful no doubt. Think I am going to apply for PGCE for this year just so I have the option there...
I went to a primary school for work experience, it was very enjoyable kid that age are usually old enough to have a conversation with but too young to be carrying knives so its all good.
really want to do. It's not a "just a job" sort of job if that makes sense.
It's a vocation is probably what I'm trying to say.
The money's not too bad after a few years and attained management points and stuff like.
really like the idea of teaching in FE...but the pay there is dire. I definitely don't have a vocation, i've done a bit of tefl teaching and really enjoy that but not sure about teaching in our schools yet, which is why i'm only setting it up as an option.
i keep thinking i want to be a teacher, then realise that i hate kids and have a synonym for "penis" in my surname.
to Chris Allvag
I gave the teachers such a hard time when I was in school and I wasn't the worst. I couldn't deal with trying to teach those little wankers when they don't really want to learn
Further Education. Like Kingsway College, which is where I did my A Levels and had two of the best teachers of my life. You get adults and a wider range of people and they do evening classes and stuff. Although you still got a few obnoxious youths but they were actually ok. http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Explore_types_of_jobs/Types_of_Job/p!eipaL?state=showocc&idno=468
Trouble is as I said the bad pay and there is a lot less security.
I just couldn't deal with teaching kids who have no interest in learning. I'm just thinking about how I was in school and I'm ashamed
but tempered by you only being able to go away when it is really expensive to do so. Out of interest, how much does a bog standard, not headteacher sort of teacher get paid?? Outside of London pref, if anyone knows?
for starters it's about £18-19k I think, then quite generous rises for about 6 years every September to about £26-27k where it tails off unless you go on to get management points etc.
and I suppose the only way to find out if its right for you is to get experience.
Then pays good and the holidays are good :)
I don't think I'd have the patience though, I'd blatantly be an evil teacher.
However, I can imagine it being quite rewarding, and more fun than being stuck behind a desk all the time.