Teacher Q&A

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I am a primary school teacher, but I would like a change to something education related but not necessarily in the classroom. Any ideas?

3 days ago

I am over 60 and still need to work, but am finding a full time classroom teaching job very demanding.

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Would it be possible to use a different name whilst teaching to avoid being found on social media? I used to blog and make music and posted a lot of not so professional content, difficulty removing it.

9 days ago

Many videos cannot be removed due to lost login details. These posts(there are many) include my full name and quickly appear once my name is searched. Would it be at all possible to use a different...

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I have DTTLS and numeracy specialism plus my QTLS I teach GCSE maths in college can I teach in schools.

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How long should someone be a teacher before looking at second in department or head of department?

15 days ago

One of my close friends at school looks like he is being lined up to join the wider SLT in the school. I'm a year behind him and am only completing my NQT year now, but I'm leaving the school at the...

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How do I find out about becoming a hospital teacher in North East of England?

18 days ago

I would be interested in finding out if this service is provided in hospitals in Durham and Teesside or Newcastle. How do I apply or find out about vacancies?

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Coach kids at home

23 days ago

Hi, I am planning to coach students at home in math, but i was wondering the curriculum and how many hours should I coach them in a day.

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Verbal agreemebt is valid?

a month ago

I am currently on a fixed term contract ending in August 2018. I have been told from my Head that I will stay in school and I will be M2 and that my offer letter would have been reasy soon.This...

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I’m not sure if Primary is for me anymore

a month ago

I’m currently studying to be a teacher in a workplace setting which provides QTS at the end of the degree. I am coming to the conclusion that I really don’t want the stress and workload that becoming...

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Have any Indian teachers got jobs in UK schools ? Looks like the teaching scenario is quite disappointing!

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requirements for teaching English as a second language

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What qualifications and what skills do I need to teach in uk

a month ago

I'm an italian teacher of business management. I'm 48 years old and i teached in a private university in Italy with a professional performance contract, because i have been a manager of a industrial...

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Thinking of returning to teaching at 60!

a month ago

I am considering returning to teaching after a 10 year break. I have had my own business during this time and also lived abroad. What is the procedure for returning to secondary teaching? Is there any...

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How easy is it to get a teaching job overseas when you are in your early 40's?

2 months ago

I hear that the international employment circuit can be difficult to get into - does anyone have any relevant information of advice?

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Should I get time and payment for running DofE in my school?

2 months ago

There's an opportunity to run DofE and I am very interested in taking it on, as I know it will give me management and leadership skills outside of an academic role (which is what I'm looking for, as...

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How can I better my chances at employment if I dont have the relevant degree?

2 months ago

Hi, I'm currently in my final year studying a BA in Religion and Education and due to start my PGCE in English in september. Although my degree is not in English, I do have A-levels in the subject and...

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Compulsory retirement ages for ex-pats internationally

3 months ago

Ages for compulsory retirement for people on the international circuit

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Designated teacher for looked after children.what is the expected pay?

3 months ago

As part of a new role in school I have been asked to become the designated teacher for looked after children. If I was asked as a normal teacher to take on this role how much extra pay would I expect...

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Should I follow my heart or my head?

3 months ago

I love the school I work in and have faced different challenges and changes since starting there in 2006. I’ve returned to work after a year’s maternity leave to a new SLT. My past work before having...

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Does anyone know of any volunteer programs/job to do as a gap year in-between QTS and NQT?

3 months ago

I am half way through my PGCE/QTS, and now is a good time to start applying for NQT positions. However, I do not want to do NQT just yet. I have gone straight through GCSEs, ALevel, and undergrad...

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How do I move from teaching in Secondary to teaching in Primary?

4 months ago

Dear all, I am at a bit of a crossroads in my career at the moment. I have been a teacher for nearly 20 years, I'm a UPS2 level teacher with a TLR for Head of Department. I've always really loved...


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